The Future Of The East End Is In Your Hands

Last updated: 5.03pm, Thursday 1st July 2021 by

Thenue tenants living in the east end are being invited to have your say on the future. And you have until September 3rd to air your views!

Glasgow City Council has published a new document – known as a Strategic Development Framework (SDF) - which sets out a 10 year plan to transform the east end. It aims to make the east of Glasgow a more attractive place to live and tackle deprivation and health inequality. Calton, Dalmarnock and Bridgeton are three areas where we have our homes and come under the scope of the consultation which runs until September 3.

Our Chief Executive Charles Turner said: “We warmly welcome this proposal from Glasgow City Council and are encouraging our tenants to take part and air their views.

“The local authority deserves great credit for devising such an initiative which will turbo-charge the efforts of so many organisations committed to helping the east end.

“As a housing association we have grown deep roots in our communities since our creation in 1979 and we have been building homes consistently in the east end and in other communities we are proud to serve.

“Our multi-million pound development of 77 new homes in Abercromby Street, Calton will be completed this year. It is being built with financial help from Glasgow City Council and The Scottish Government – demonstrating true partnership working which benefits local people.

“But we accept that it is not enough to just build homes – we need to build communities and this step forward by Glasgow City Council is just what’s needed for the east end.”

The consultation covers a large part of the city and includes: Barrowfield, Bridgeton, Calton/Barras, Carntyne, Cathedral Quadrant, Collegelands, Dalmarnock, Dennistoun, the Games Village, Haghill, Parkhead, Shettleston, The Forge and Tollcross.

The council document goes into detail about plans to help the area "become a series of interconnected walkable and liveable neighbourhoods, creating a vibrant, inclusive, liveable and well-connected people-friendly place.

"It will be a city district that is climate-resilient; fosters creativity and opportunity; promotes social cohesion, as well as health and wellbeing and economic prosperity."

To read the document and give a response see: