The comment below, taken from the Evening Times website, sums up very well the fight to stop another unsustainable development. Developers want to swallow another much loved local park in Broomhill. We’ve covered this issue since it emerged. This is the latest on the fight.
Posted by: Stewie Griffin, Glasgow on 1:29pm Fri 19 Oct 07
GCC at it again, their greed knows no bounds. Who exactly is benefiting from all this construction, certainly not the ordinary citizens of Glasgow, just property developers. We need green space in Glasgow, it’s overcrowded as it is. This new Culture Quango will not be happy until they have sold off every park in Glasgow.
From the ET…
“CAMPAIGNERS trying to save an area of green space targeted for housing have taken their fight to Holyrood. The park, at the bottom of Broomhill Avenue near Partick, has been used for more than 50 years by children, dog walkers and for community events. But, as reported last week in the Evening Times, residents recently discovered the ground, which is ownd by Glasgow City Council, was to be sold as part of a multi- million pound housing development. The land, with trees, bushes and wildlife, was originally to be included in a roads scheme, but was never used for the purpose. advertisement As a result, council bosses decided it was surplus to needs and agreed it could be sold as part of a package. The other sites for sale include the Balshagray annex of Anniesland College and the former Balshagray swimming pool, both owned by the college. However, Councillor Aileen Colleran is furious she was not consulted about the decision. And Liberal DemocratMSP Robert Brown is now taking the issue up at the Scottish Parliament. Mr Brown, who has lodged a Parliamentary motion backing campaigners, said: “This is an example of the pressure there is on green space, particularly in the West End.” Resident Chris Osborne is heading a pressure group that wants the land to remain as open space. He said: “This area is massively important because it is used on a daily basis and there is a real strength of feeling against the sale.” Ms Colleran added: “This is one of the few pieces of green space in the area.” Ms Colleran and the action group have both lodged formal requests with the council asking that the sale be halted until locals are consulted. A council spokesman said: “The council is aware of local feeling on this issue and will take this into account when considering the future of the area.” Publication date 19/10/07″
You can sign an online petition to support this campaign, here: http://www.petitiononline.com/broomave/petition.html