GLASGOW councillors are set to adopt a new strategy to guide how open space across the city is used.

It will identify how parks, gardens, allotments, civic spaces, rivers, lochs and ponds can “improve health, livability and the resilience of Glasgow”.

Issues include addressing the quality and quantity of open space in the city.

The quality of public space in parts of the Garscadden/Scotstounhill ward, Partick East/Kelvindale, Pollokshields and Calton is marked as below standard in the draft strategy.

Other wards with poor standard space include East Centre, Anderston/City/Yorkhill and Langside.

It also covers walking, cycling, growing spaces, flood management and plans for a new outdoor sports strategy to identify whether the city has the space to meet ­demand.

The council will look at ways to address poor air quality and pollution, which could include planting more trees.

The strategy states: “Whilst there is, generally, little scope to introduce new public parks into the city in response to these gaps in provision, there are opportunities to enhance public access to existing, larger open spaces in these areas.

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“We will pursue opportunities to enhance public access to larger open spaces in Penilee, Yoker, Lambhill/Milton, Robroyston, Lochend and Broomhouse.”

These ideas could see disused land between Ardsloy Place and Yoker Ferry Road used as a linear park and a walking/cycling crossing over the canal at Stockingfield Junction to “utilise the underused Ruchill Golf Course as a park destination”, depending on the demand for continuing golf course use.

The council will also work with schools and nurseries to provide more opportunities for outdoor learning.

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Councillor Kenny McLean, city convener for neighbourhoods, housing and public realm, said: “Our open spaces are enormously important to us, socially, economically and environmentally, and considering how we can best use them is crucial to our future quality of life and success.

“The Open Space Strategy for Glasgow will guide us in our efforts to make the city more healthy, liveable and resilient.”

A draft version of the strategy has been out for public consultation, and the council says there has been an “overwhelmingly positive” response.