An £11million scheme will control flooding along both sides of the Forth and Clyde canal to the north of the city centre.

The project will also result in land near the canal being regenerated and the development of the vacant 100 Acre Hill former distillery in Port Dundas.

The water management programme will provide the infrastructure to control the water level on the city branch of the water course.

Ahead of heavy rainfall, the water level in the canal will be lowered to provide flood storage.

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During normal operation, the canal will take surface water, relieving pressure on the sewer network in North Glasgow.

As part of the project, the city council has agreed £5.6million of City Deal funding towards the regeneration of 100 Acre Hill.

Development of the site is seen as key to the regeneration of the north canal area as it will greatly improve connections between the city centre, Sighthill and Possilpark.

It has the capacity for up to 500 homes and 6000sq m of commercial space. Work will be carried out to address problems of site remediation as well as providing access and infrastructure works.

The site has been vacant for the past six years and has suffered from industry moving out of the area.

A report to councillors says: "In its current state, 100 Acre Hill is creating a significant block in development and adding to the feeling of disconnect within the area. The site was identified as a major regeneration project in the canal corridor.

"The outline business case approved by the Glasgow City Region Cabinet identified £5.67m of City Deal funding to address site remediation, access and infrastructure works.

"This funding would in turn unlock the site for development and overcome existing barriers such as the high cost of de-contamination of the site."

The canal and Acre Hill schemes aim to regenerate areas such as Sighthill, Port Dundas and Cowlairs.

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City council leader Frank McAveety said: "These agreements mark the next stage in the regeneration of the canal corridor and will take what has already been achieved in the area in recent years to another level.

"The north side of the city centre has great potential and unlocking this through remediation and flood prevention makes the area very attractive to developers and investors from both the public and private sectors."