DRS Site 15/02781/DC
Last week contractors almost destroyed the important Kelvin River Green Corridor forever. It is important habitat and feeding ground for a wide variety of wild animals, including otters, bats, water voles and King Fishers.
The destruction only stopped when concerned members of the public stood in front of the bulldozer forcing contractors to stop. This week they want to complete the job.
The Kelvin River Green Corridor is a vital link between Kelvingrove Park and the Glasgow Botanic Gardens. It has meant that protected species such as otters have been able to thrive along the river bank, as well as bats and a large variety of birds and insects. The removal of the Green Corridor would spell the end of this important connectivity and threaten those species which use it, such as the otters.
The destruction of the Green Corridor, accepted as an entity by Glasgow City Council, is only part of a catalogue of destructive, insensitive activities committed by development company, Queesnberry Properties and the previous owner, Hugh Scott. As well as destroying valuable wildlife habitat, the developer used contractors to physically and verbally intimidate the local community living and working on Otago Lane - adjacent to the corridor, and used 24 2 ton concrete blocks to constrict their access to their place of work.
Queenberry plans to build up to 49 dwellings, which would mean the complete destruction of the green corridor, unless we can force them to behave with more respect and sympathy for the environment and the community.