Kevin Stewart MSP, Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning visited Cadder to hear about the Cadder Vision, which outlines Cadder Housing Association’s plans to further regenerate the Cadder area. Bob Doris MSP for Maryhill and Springburn had recently asked a question to the Minister at the Scottish Parliament in relation to the regeneration of Cadder and subsequently invited Mr Stewart to hear and see first-hand the Cadder Housing Association’s Vision and plans to continue the regeneration of Cadder.
The Association’s Director, Kenny Mollins said, “ We were delighted the Minister was able to visit Cadder and give us the opportunity to thank the Scottish Government for their funding for key regeneration projects in the area in recent years, specifically the Cadder Community Centre, new build housing development and the energy improvements to owner-occupiers’ homes. We were also able to present the findings from our Cadder Master Plan and Vision for future regeneration of Cadder in 2020-2030, which includes new housing, new shops, traffic management, and improved green space and connections in Cadder.
The Director showed the Minister and Bob Doris MSP the area of the key regeneration project at the unused playing fields next to Cadder Primary School and at the edge of the community forest near the lane that separates Vaila Street and Langa Street. The Minister was also keen to see the Association’s first new build development at Tresta Road, which will contribute towards the Scottish Government’s Affordable Housing Programme.
Bob Doris MSP said, “I was delighted that the Minister accepted my invite to see for himself how the Scottish Government is supporting efforts to regenerate Cadder. Money invested in the new Cadder Community Centre and in new housing for Cadder is very welcome. Together with Cadder Housing Association we are keen to continue our ambitious plans to improve the Cadder area. It was therefore welcome that Kevin Stewart took the time to listen to plans for the Cadder Vision that are being prepared and to see for himself the benefits they would bring.
Minister, Kevin Stewart MSP said, “I was very keen to hear directly about the Cadder Vision and was greatly impressed by the plans to further improve and regenerate the local area. This is a genuinely exciting and ambitious direction for the community. The Scottish Government very much values the work of community based housing associations and the powerful impact of partnership working.”
The Association will present the Cadder Vision to elected members and key stakeholders including local residents, City Council’s Development & Regeneration Services, Planning Department and City Property in the coming months.
L to R: Kenny Mollins Director; Bob Doris MSP and Kevin Stewart MSP (Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning)
Kenny Mollins with Bob Doris MSP and Kevin Stewart MSP showing them
regeneration opportunities in Cadder’s Vision
Kevin Stewart MSP, Kenny Mollins and Bob Doris MSP at the Association’s new build housing development at Tresta Road.