Ne­whomes inthe­glebe

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Plans for 12 homes in Both­well’s Glebe area have been ap­proved by coun­cil­lors.

Ap­pli­cants Soparr Ltd pro­posed build­ing four ter­raced blocks of three units each on land at the end of Glebe Wynd.

The site, cov­ered by a Tree Preser­va­tion Or­der, was pre­vi­ously sub­ject to three hous­ing ap­pli­ca­tions none of which pro­gressed to the de­vel­op­ment stage.

The lat­est de­vel­op­ment pro­posal at­tracted six let­ters of ob­jec­tion from house­hold­ers in neigh­bour prop­er­ties in Glebe Wynd, By­ron Court and Fairy­knowe Gar­dens.

These in­cluded claims of over de­vel­op­ment, road safety, vis­ual im­pact, loss of pri­vacy and the ef­fect on wildlife habi­tat.

But coun­cil plan­ning chief Michael Mcg­lynn pointed out to South La­nark­shire’s plan­ning com­mit­tee on Tues­day that the prin­ci­ple of build­ing on the site had been ac­cepted through the de­ter­mi­na­tion of the pre­vi­ous plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tions.

And Soparr’s pro­posal, he added, which com­plied with the lo­cal de­vel­op­ment plan, raised no new con­cerns to jus­tify a dif­fer­ent con­clu­sion.

Mr Mcg­lynn said: “The site is ca­pa­ble of ac­com­mo­dat­ing de­vel­op­ment with­out detri­ment to the amenity of the neigh­bour­ing prop­er­ties in the area in gen­eral, and raises no new wildlife or road safety con­cerns.”

Tree re­moval works at the site had been in con­nec­tion with a pre­vi­ous plan­ning ap­proval which did not go ahead.

Mr Mcg­lynn pointed out: “While the site forms part of a wider area pro­tected with a Tree Preser­va­tion Or­der, it is noted that the ap­pli­ca­tion site has al­ready been cleared of the ma­jor­ity of trees and veg­e­ta­tion...and there­fore raises no new is­sues in this re­gard.”

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