The developer has proposed three blocks of flats and townhouses on the protected area. The proposed development has sparked a number of objections by locals that claim the corridors status wasn't considered when planning permission was granted. There is also fear that this could open the floodgates for building firms to target other protected nature spots.
Green MSP Patrick Harvie said: “It would be a signal to other developers that all they have to do is propose a change of this kind of designation and the council will roll over.” Scott’s company, Highlander House, have called on Glasgow City Council to do away with the wildlife corridor, which runs along the Kelvin’s banks between Kelvingrove Park and the Botanic Gardens.
There is a variety of wildlife species found around the wildlife corridor including; grey heron, roe deer, red fox, mink and otters. Salmon have returned to the river, which has always been home to brown trout.