No cash for Clydesdale in council’s £1bn City Deal

Headquarters...South Lanarkshire Council HQ in HamiltonHeadquarters...South Lanarkshire Council HQ in Hamilton
Headquarters...South Lanarkshire Council HQ in Hamilton
SOUTH Lanarkshire Council has announced a massive investment partnership which could total £1 billion – but it looks like Clydesdale will miss out on any cash.

The City Deal initiative, agreed with the UK Government, means more than £500 million will be spent in infrastructure projects across Glasgow and Lanarkshire with the final tally totalling £1 billion if the Scottish Government match the UK Government’s commitment.

However, the council’s £169 million is set to be spent on four projects outwith the old Clydesdale district.

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In Executive Committee papers it is noted that the four projects set to be given the green light are :

* Converting Stewartfield Way in East Kilbride into a dual carriageway, costing £62 million;

* Dualling Greenhills Road on the A726 in East Kilbride costing £23 million;

* The £21.6 million upgrading of the Cathkin Bypass in Rutherglen;

* And £62.3 million being pumped into ‘community growth areas’ in Newton, Hamilton, Larkhall and East Kilbride.