Enabled by funding from the Glasgow City Region City Deal - www.glasgowcityregion.co.uk, the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Green Infrastructure Fund (led by Scottish Natural Heritage on behalf of the Scottish Government) as part of the wider Greater Easterhouse project - https://www.greeninfrastructurescotland.scot/content/greater-easterhouse, Vacant & Derelict Land Fund and National Lottery funding, this project will create and enhance existing greenspace through the implementation of surface water management ponds, channels and day-lighting of culverted burns, in three specific areas of Glasgow - Blairtummock, Cranhill and Ruchazie.
The surface water management features will reduce the risks and impacts of flooding both for the local area and downstream through the east end of Glasgow, which will benefit existing communities and help to facilitate regeneration by creating drainage capacity.
The project, which started on site in July 2018, is progressing well and is forecast to be completed in December 2019.
As part of this project and other development in the Easterhouse area, over 100 fossorial water voles have also been successfully relocated.
New SuDS basin being formed at Croftcroighn Road
Watercourse being 'day-lighted' at Blairtummock Park
For further information, visit the SNH Green Infrastructure Fund website - https://www.greeninfrastructurescotland.scot/content/greater-easterhouse