Plans put forward for for two new football pitches

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PLANS for two new football pitches have received heaps of support from the local community.

Giffnock Soccer Centre is seeking permission to transform two red ash pitches on Thornliebank Road into new synthetic turf pitches.

Proposals put forward to Glasgow City Council also include new fencing, lighting, and landscaping.

The current two pitches are derelict and not fit for use.

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Nearly 80 people have put forward letters of support.

One person said: “At a time when local council facilities and playing parks are closing due to the financial challenges placed on them, this is an excellent opportunity for the local community to have a first-class recreational sports facility on its doorstep.

“In addition, with physical and mental health becoming such a critical issue for everyone, the opportunity to train and play at a well-maintained club facility should be applauded.

“To see an underused space transformed into something that everyone can be proud of should be supported.”

Another added: “The upgrading of this facility to allow children of all ages, in near and surrounding areas, is essential as it will allow them to not only play football for years to come but will also provide a base for children in the community to meet and socialise through playing football. I wholeheartedly support the proposed development works.”

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Someone else said: “I 100% support the addition of the two 3G pitches. This will create an invaluable resource for the local community and bring in more football players of all ages from the surrounding areas.

“Having these two pitches also supports Giffnock Soccer Centre's vision to create an even bigger centre for football for the younger generations coming up and the establishment of a new charity to help the local communities.

“My son started with GSC in 2000 and my daughter started with them just under four years ago and I have seen over the years how GSC has developed into a much bigger establishment.”

Planning documents state there are currently 100 parking spaces at the site, but this will be upped to 110.

Glasgow City Council hopes to make a decision on the plans by Dec 23.