GLASGOW councillors are set to back plans to transform the Broomielaw area of the city.

Wide-ranging proposals, which include a riverside park and improvements to the M8, received “strong support” during public consultation.

Now city chiefs are being asked to approve a framework and ten-year action plan, which outlines how the project will progress.

The river park, to be completed in 2025, would run along both sides of the River Clyde to improve public space and bring leisure opportunities to the river.

A report on the vision, which has been shortlisted for a Scottish Design Award 2019 in the master planning category, states the aim is to create a park from Glasgow Green to the Riverside Museum and Kelvingrove, which will become a key destination and attraction in the city centre.

Glasgow City Council leader Susan Aitken said: “The public consultation process has demonstrated clear support for the proposed Broomielaw District Regeneration Framework, and has been helpful in identifying areas where further consideration and engagement with stakeholders will be required before project plans are agreed.


“The written submissions, mainly from organisational stakeholders, were very useful in understanding respective priorities, areas of concern, and also areas of opportunity.”