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By any measure, it was an extraordinary meeting in Sighthill’s KATS centre on Tuesday 11 September.

At stake is the future of two high rise blocks which are earmarked for demolition in the newly announced £250million redevelopment of the area. The plan was announced suddenly on Friday 7 September by Glasgow City Council as part of their pitch to win the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.

The Pinkston flats are home to around 400 households where people say they were promised the buildings would be refurbished. With the sudden announcement of demolition instead, they are angry and distressed especially as there was no prior warning or consultation.

Report: Grace Franklin, Local News, September 12th, 2012

Continued here

City Council plans here

 

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