Former rubbish dump to be transformed into £1m park  

Footpaths, garden areas and a mountain bike track approved for East Kilbride site.

Glen Esk: Former landfill site to become park. <strong>Google 2019</strong>
Glen Esk: Former landfill site to become park. Google 2019

A former landfill site in East Kilbride is to be transformed into a new £1m park.

The 7.6-hectare Glen Esk will get new footpaths, a mountain bike track, garden areas and outdoor art work.

South Lanarkshire Council – which owns the site – said it wanted to encourage residents to walk and cycle.

The project will be funded via support from Scottish Government Vacant and Derelict Land Fund.

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Council planning officer Tina Miekle said: “Part of the site was previously used for landfill purposes.

“No objections were received from consultees. We are satisfied any concerns have been addressed. It is a high-quality greenspace.”

The site sits north of existing homes and the former St Leonard’s Primary School – which is currently being redeveloped for residential purposes.


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