The map above is from the Clyde Network Green Network Strategy document created in 2007 by Land Use Consultants. It was prepared for Glasgow City Council, South Lanarkshire Council, Scottish Enterprise, Communities Scotland and the GCV Green Network. So the document is endorsed by all those bodies.
Westhorn in Yellow is classified as ‘Occasional inorganic & organic contaminants‘ – that is low contamination. While the Commonwealth Athletes Village at the river bend is classified as Blue which means ‘Elevated concentrations of inorganic/organic contaminants‘ – which means high contamination. The Commonwealth Athletes Village had much more contamination than Westhorn.
So when Glasgow City Council want to show their ‘Green environmental‘ credentials there is little impairment however, also in 2007, when they want to show their ‘Green Celtic‘ credentials the impairment was suddenly higher to make a ‘valuation’ lower for a sale. Suddenly there’s an 84% impairment.
Who would you trust – Land Use Consultants whose document in the public domain & whose reputation is backing the document or Glasgow City Council that keeps a Geotechnical document hidden from repeated FoI requests?
I hope when Glasgow City Council cleared the land for the Commonwealth Athletes Village they re-mediated the soil, dug it up & replaced it with clean soil. And that the residents living close by were advised to remain indoors & keep their windows closed?
The aerial photograph above was taken in 1952 of Belvidere Hospital in the foreground and just beyond is the Westhorn land and the neighbouring property is fields as was stated in the previous post, a dairy farm.
It’s just fields and fields ….
I would like to thank the persons who sent both pieces of information above.