Firm buys council land for 28 homes
A vacant piece of land in Cambuslang is set to be sold by the council to a company looking to build 28 homes.
Keepmoat Homes are a housing and regeneration specialist looking to build the housing development on the vacant land on Langlea Road, directly across from Cathkin High School.
They have lodged a planning application with South Lanarkshire Council. The site area is 2.29 acres. Access to the development will be via the roundabout that leads to Cathkin High School.
Barry Douglas of Keepmoat homes, attended Rutherglen Community Council earlier this month and informed the meeting of the proposed development.
He said: “The site is on Langlea Road in Cambuslang.
“It’s a vacant area of land that South Lanarkshire council have been seeking to dispose of for some time.
“The proposals are for houses on the site, all terrace, two and three bed room properties.
“They will not have garages but will have off street parking.
“The size of this development wouldn’t require public consultation but we wanted to make sure people are aware of the proposals. “
He added that the houses would all be for sale.
The council’s executive director of housing and technical resources Ann Gee said: “The proposed sale of 2.29 acres of land at Langlea Road to Keepmoat at a purchase price of £637,000 was approved by Housing and Technical Resources Committee on September 17, 2014. The land has been surplus to council requirements since 2007. The sale transaction is still to be legally concluded.”
Earlier this year the area of land had been the subject of complaints by local residents who said the area of land was overgrown.
DevelopmentKeepmoat Homes are looking to build 28 houses on a site on Langlea Road