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GLASGOW BLIGHTED BY DERELICT LAND

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Glasgow's hopes for attracting new investment in industry and private housing in the city are being thwarted by the...
Glasgow's hopes for attracting new investment in industry and private housing in the city are being thwarted by the unattractive prospect of vast tracts of derelict and vacant land.

The Glasgow Herald (p1) reports that the city has nearly 5,000 acres of derelict sites, virtually the same as 15 years ago, despite a clean up campaign by the Scottish Development Agency in the 1980s.

And Strathclyde RC is predicting that the extent of dereliction in the city in the year 2000 will be virtually the same as today, unless there is a change of policy.

Strathclyde RC chair of the planning and development committee told the paper: 'A do-nothing approach will mean the prospect of Glasgow still having to put right the dereliction created by nineteenth-century industry in the twenty-first century.'
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