Wed 7 Sep, 2016

I've visited many times and have always been impressed with the community's resilience in the face of a local authority that simply doesn't listen. Patrick Harvie MSP

Patrick Harvie, Scottish Green MSP for Glasgow, today sent a message of support to campaigners trying to protect North Kelvin Meadow from development.

The land is owned by Glasgow City Council, which wants to sell to a property developer. A two-day hearing into the application is due to conclude today, with the reporter then presenting findings to Scottish Ministers.

Patrick Harvie MSP said:

"Over the years North Kelvin Meadow has been transformed by local residents, from a piece of scrub land into a vibrant community space, with food growing in raised beds and a wild flower plantation. I've visited many times and have always been impressed with the community's resilience in the face of a local authority that simply doesn't listen.

"It would be a tragedy for Glasgow to lose such a valuable and beautiful space. The city council are incredibly short-sighted and I hope the inquiry reporter recommends against the sell-off, so current and future generations can continue to enjoy this precious site."

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