The council backs its bid to make Glasgow a national park city

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A bid to make Glasgow a ‘national park town’ has now won council backing.

The status, which was achieved by London, would see the city commit to becoming greener and better connected to nature.

Councilors sitting on the city’s administration committee yesterday (Thursday) agreed to become a supporter of the concept.

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The next phase of the Glasgow city center project is due to start next year.

A campaign group from Glasgow National Park City worked on the project to bring it to fruition.

Exciting opportunity

SNP councilor Anna Richardson said: “Being a supporter would add us to the network of campaign team partners and stakeholders that already exists across the city and officers will work closely with them throughout along the campaign.”

Describing the move as an exciting opportunity, Labor Councilor Eva Murray said she was in favor of safe city parks and that the city should aim to have year-round accessible parks.

The website of campaign group Glasgow National Park City said the concept is to use “the familiar idea of ​​a national park to inspire a shared vision of Glasgow, as a greener, healthier and wilder city for all – where places and nature are better connected. ”

In order to gain status, Glasgow must complete an application process with the National Park City Foundation.

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