Transfer from private to public ownership of site

Published: 15 October 2020
Last edited: 15 October 2020

The site was a former private golf course out of use since 2015 and was in a vacant and derelict state and safety concerns were raised due to vandalisation, fly tipping, vehicle abandonment and fires. The site was being leased to the private Blairbeth Golf Club but ownership reverted back to South Lanarkshire Council in 2015. Part of the site enters Glasgow City Council territory but there is a management agreement in place to cover this.



Management planning
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution
Planning phase

Enabling factors

South Lanarkshire Council

Lessons learned

Large areas of vacant land in urban areas attract crime and pollution. Converting the site to a space for the community to use provides multi-functional benefits. The public ownership of this site allowed this to happen.