Gartcosh/Glenboig community growth area

New road opens up access for new housing and business park

Glenboig Link Road

This project involves delivering new roads infrastructure which will encourage future development of up to 3,000 new houses and facilities in the Gartcosh/Glenboig Community Growth Area and the wider surroundings, including adjacent industrial areas.

Glenboig link road is now open

This £2.6 million project has formed pdf icon a new road [3Mb] which opened in June 2018.

Roundabouts have also been created at Glenboig Road and at the pdf icon end of Auldyards Road [4Mb]as part of the works.

Drivers can now access junction 2A of the M73 directly from Glenboig by passing through the business park.

What else has to be done?

Landscaping and work to restore areas of the pdf icon existing nature reserve [1Mb] on either side of the new road is expected to be finished by Autumn. The works will include new ponds, planting and paths.

The project has also delivered

  • Auldyards Road within Gartcosh Business Park has been improved and provides a link between the new road and the motorway.
  • pdf icon extended areas [3Mb] have been created to Gartcosh Local Nature Reserve.
  • Cycling and walking paths have been provided either side of the road.
  • An entrance feature to the business park has been replaced.

Planning history

The planning application was permitted in March 2016, you can view plans and access other information on this by using reference 14/02445/FUL on our Online planning system

Community Benefit

This project has delivered a number of community benefits in line with the City Deal strategy.

This has included:

  • A meet the buyer event
  • Engagement with the local schools
  • Training and work placement initiatives
  • Support for community projects

Project News

We will always look to keep you up-to-date with what's happening on the on the project, and issue news releases to keep you informed:

16 June 2017 - Work starts on £2.6 million link road - Project opens up development around Glenboig

19 May 2017 - Glenboig Gartcosh link road - Construction work begins

2 Dec 2016 - Construction starts on new road - First phase of Glenboig link road

7 June 2016 - Link road gets go ahead from City Deal - Key project for Gartcosh and Glenboig

Project approval

9 April 2019 - Glasgow City Region Chief Executive Group approve a new and enhanced Full Business Case or the Glenboig Link Road

12 December 2016 - Glasgow City Region Cabinet approve Full Business Case for the Glenboig Link Road

7 June 2016 - Glasgow City Region Cabinet approve Outline Business Case for the Glenboig Link Road

18 August 2015 - Glasgow City Region Cabinet approve the Strategic Business Case for Gartcosh/Glenboig Community Growth Area

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