A vision to redesign local high streets in the north of Glasgow is ready to be given the go-ahead by the council.

New layouts and improvements to Saracen Street and Balmore Road in Possilpark, Springburn Road and Springburn Way and Maryhill Road are at the centre of plan to make the communities better for people to live and work in and get around in.

The plan for the north of the city includes another 3,000 homes in the next ten years, including large developments at Sighthill, Cowlairs and Hamiltonhill.

The work on the high streets, the main local shopping and business areas, is seen as key to revitalising and better connecting the surrounding neighbourhoods.

It aims to create business locations to bring in new much needed jobs, new neighbourhoods that promote healthy sustainable living, and well connected communities with good public transport networks and safe walking and cycling routes.

The changes include widened tree lined pavements on Saracen Street, Balmore Road, Maryhill Road and Springburn Road, some with cycle lanes.

Councillor Kenny McLean, Glasgow City Council, Convener for Neighbourhoods, said: “This frameworks sets out a vision for the future development of North Glasgow, one which help unlock the huge and unfulfilled potential of this part of the city.

“In recent years, the renewal of areas such as Sighthill and the canal corridor has shown that North Glasgow offers enormous economic, environmental, cultural and social assets and opportunities.

“With the input of local people and organisations, we can look forward to the final version of the framework guiding the future development of North Glasgow in a way that benefits everyone in the area.”

If it is approved by councillors next week a 10-week consultation on the plan will begin on October 1 until 10 December to allow people and organisations in the communities the opportunity to help shape the final plan.

The streets revamp is part of the North Glasgow Strategic Development Framework to guide the and regeneration of the area over the next 30 years.

The area is home to 70,000 people from the north edge of the city centre and the green belt in the north, including communities in Maryhill, Milton, Possilpark and Springburn.