Plans are now in their final stage for the re-routing of Paisley’s iconic River Cart. The amount of concrete used in the construction of the Piazza Shopping Centre has made it unfeasable for the building to have open walk ways underneath or be demolished at a significant cost.
However plans have been drawn up for the river to be re-routed down Smithhills street which will see a huge investment of riverside cafes and the townsfolk utilising the river that runs through The town. There is now to be a river visitors centre in the old carnegies bar and major redevelopment of the Paisley Harbour has to begin this summer.
Paisley is really pushing in the right direction said councillor McGuire and all in time for the upcoming move for City of Culture Status.
This will be of course a logistical nightmare for some road works at the time but will fit under the existing rail network minimising construction costs and environmental damage.
Paisley for once has taken the right step to bring its river back to the people.