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.”