Published Monday, 30 July 2018
The Cuningar Loop is in the running for the Quality in Planning People's Choice Award.
This project transformed a 15 hectare area of vacant and derelict land in Rutherglen into an urban woodland which includes adventure play areas, outdoor exercise facilities, cycle tracks, an outdoor classroom, a pedestrian boardwalk, viewpoints and a bridge across the River Clyde.
The transformation was a partnership between Clyde Gateway, the Forestry Commission Scotland and the council - not only had the site lain derelict for over half a century, but it had been inaccessible and an attraction for antisocial behaviour. Since it opened in March 2016 the park has had more than 175,000 visitors, surpassing its target of 100,000 visitors by 2021.
The partnership team entered the project into the Scottish Government Quality in Planning Awards and it now needs your vote for the People's Choice Award,
You can watch this Forestry Commission film about Cuningar Loop then follow the link to vote.
Cast your vote on the Scottish Government Doodle Poll.