GHA tenants asked for views on Gallowgate regeneration plans
Tenants in Glasgow are helping to shape the next stage of the regeneration of the Gallowgate.
GHA and its partners at Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government have unveiled plans which involve looking at the future of some tenements in the area and building more new homes.
The proposals - which are at a very early stage - would also involve tackling the long-standing issue of the derelict Whitevale baths buildings and the surrounding environment.
A series of open days and face-to-face meetings are now being held with residents in the area so they can give their views on the plans as part of a formal consultation process.
GHA chair Gordon Sloan said: “Tenants are always at the heart of our regeneration plans across the city.
“No decision on the regeneration of the Gallowgate will be taken until the community has had a chance to tell us what they think.”
Gallowgate is one of eight areas in the city earmarked as a priority for regeneration by Transforming Communities: Glasgow (TC:G), a partnership between GHA, Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government.
Councillor George Redmond, chair of Transforming Communities: Glasgow, said: “I’m pleased to see that new homes are to be a key part of the regeneration of Gallowgate. I look forward to the delivery of the exciting plans for the area.”
Tenants are closely involved in the plans through the Gallowgate Local Delivery Group.
The first phase of the regeneration of the Gallowgate saw GHA build 62 new energy-efficient homes in 2013, while the demolition of the Bluevale /Whitevale high-rise blocks is expected to be complete by March.