Glasgow & West Scotland

Housing plan for empty Port Glasgow buildings

Empty buildings in Port Glasgow could be used for housing as part of a £3.19m project to upgrade rundown parts of the town centre.

Inverclyde Council said the option would be considered to get more local people using the area.

Other initiatives include a a new visitors' car park, a park-and-ride facility and a bus station revamp.

Urban regeneration company Riverside Inverclyde will consult local people before any plans are implemented.

If there are significant changes suggested a further report will be submitted to the council's regeneration committee for consideration.

Committee convener Councillor Ronnie Ahlfeld said: "The town centre of Port Glasgow has suffered significant decline over the past ten years which has seen buildings become underused or obsolete and the area become increasingly run-down.

"We have already put considerable investment into Port Glasgow over the past few years and in February approved a further £1m to ensure the momentum in transforming the town centre was maintained."

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