Firm buys coun­cil land for 28 homes

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Will Hen­shaw

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

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