Local Plan adopted
South Lanarkshire Council has adopted its Local Development Plan and in doing so confirmed Newton Farm as a community growth area.
The plan also sets aside the site of the controversial Cathkin Relief Road as “new road infrastructure.”
Planning decision over the next four years will be guided by the plan, which sets out policies to guide development in South Lanarkshire until 2019.
Public consultation took place from May 16 to June 28 , 2013 and 553 representations were received.
The council said that it took account of comments received in response to the main issues report published in May 2012.
Newton Farm has been earmarked for big property expansion.
The area is in the northeast of Cambuslang and the announcement means that applications for planning permission for new homes are likely to be accepted.
Many locals living near the site have objected to more housing on the grounds of lack of amenities.
Gilbertfield has also been set aside for housing.
The site of the old Hoover factory is set aside as “housing land supply” despite hopes it could be turned into a retail outlet.
The plan, which has been delayed by two months, consists of the Glasgow and the Clyde Valley Strategic Development Plan 2012, the South Lanarkshire Local Development Plan 2015 and the Minerals Local Development Plan 2012.
Full details and the plan itself can be found on the council’s website at www. southlanarkshire.gov.uk.