Lo­cal Plan adopted

Plan­ning latest

Rutherglen Reformer - - Back To School - John Gorrod

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.

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