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Greenspace campaigners to learn their fate

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​After years of battling, campaigners expect a decision to see if a greenspace site in Glasgow will remain in the community

A seven year battle to claim an area of greenspace in Glasgow could be decided in the next few weeks.

Planners at Glasgow City Council are set to decide whether 90 flats will get the go ahead on North Kelvin Meadow in the city’s west end.

Save North Kelvin Meadow campaigners posted on their website that they expect a decision to be made on 20 October when the council’s planning committee convenes.

The seven year campaign has been bitterly fought with a recent save the meadow petition on attracting over 1,700 people.

Let's hope councillors decide to support the local people

Camapigners say no buildings have ever existed on the site which, they believe, is an integral part of the west end community.

It is used by schools for educational purposes and the meadow itself has become an “urban oasis” for plants as well as wildlife

A campaign spokeswoman said: "We have waited seven years for this to happen.

"Let's hope after all this time these councillors decide to support the local people, who at every stage in this long saga have said they want it kept as it is, which is a community green space.

"For their health and kids health, learning and wellbeing plus the generations to come."

If their battle is successful, the group plans to build an outdoor classroom and also work with Greater Maryhill Foodbank to grow fresh fruit and vegetables.