Glen group case on Facebook

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A FACEBOOK page has been set up by campaigners aiming to protect Viewpark Glen and Douglas Support Estate from development.

It follows fears that valuable woodland is being lost due to the expansion of adjoining Strathclyde Business Park.

The Douglas Support/Viewpark Glen page was set up by Viewpark Conservation Trust Group. Features include photographs of deer and other wildlife, plus some of the many spring flowers now in bloom in the area.

The group has also posted articles of historical interest and there are pictures of locals enjoying fishing in the glen.

Campaigners fought a successful campaign to prevent a massive expansion of the business park 10 years ago, but have mobilised again after a company set up by North Lanarkshire Council got planning permission last year to clear woodland and build more industrial units.