First awards issued from £50m derelict land fund

THE first projects have been identified as recipients of cash from a £50m funding pot, to make good use of derelict land in Scotland.

The projects – including in Glasgow and South Lanarkshire – have been named in a announcement (here), issued by the Scottish Government, which has made the finance available.

Says the announcement: “More than £5 million from the new low carbon Vacant and Derelict Land Investment Programme, which aims to drive regeneration, enhance the environment and tackle climate change, will be shared among ten schemes.”

These include a cycle park and ‘active travel hub’ on a 8.25-hectare site in South Lanarkshire, which has been derelict since the 1960s and the proposed transformation of a derelict site in Easterhouse, Glasgow, into a wildlife habitat and for use as an outdoor education and recreation area.

The next round of funding applications require to be submitted by November 12; full details here.

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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