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LONDON-Two key decisions by the Scottish Executive have brought the regeneration of the former Ravenscraig steelworks south of Glasgow a step closer. Wilson Bowden Developments’ plans for Ravenscraig include over 3,500 new homes, 1 million sf of retail and leisure facilities in a new town centre, and 2 million sf of industrial and business space.

First, the Scottish Executive has approved an amendment to the structure plan which gives town-centre status to part of the Ravenscraig site. And second, the Executive has decided not to call-in the planning application. This means that the next phase of work can begin.

Ian Robertson, CEO of Wilson Bowden, said: “The structure plan amendment is important because it confers town centre status on Ravenscraig. This will restore much needed momentum and credibility to the project, something that is vitally important in attracting world-wide interest to the project and to delivering a world-class solution.”

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