Spit­tal hous­ing wins ap­proval

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Planning per­mis­sion has been granted for a ma­jor res­i­den­tial devel­op­ment in the Spit­tal area of Ruther­glen.

Dawn Homes want to build 94 houses on the site of the old foot­ball parks be­tween the scheme and Croft­foot train sta­tion.

Ini­tial plans for 100 houses were amended.

The Re­former re­ported in July last year that a new plan had been sub­mit­ted which in­cluded community space to the east of the site, bor­der­ing the Ci­ty­ford Burn at Al­loway Cres­cent.

The site was be­queathed to the peo­ple of Croft­foot and King’s Park by Sir John McTag­gart in 1936 to be used for re­cre­ation.

Croft­foot Play­ing Fields Association fought to keep the area for re­cre­ational use but in 2000 Lyn­net Leisure bought the land with a view to build­ing a sports fa­cil­ity.

Two foot­ball clubs, King’s Park Rangers and Croft­foot, were kicked off the pitches, with the for­mer be­ing forced to dis­band.

In 2004 South La­nark­shire Coun­cil ap­proved out­line plans for 98 houses on the site and sold their por­tion of the land, although Lyn­net Leisure failed to take up the op­tion.

Money from the sale of the land was used to up­grade play­ing fields at Burn­hill and Fern­hill, along with the con­struc­tion of a syn­thetic seven-a-side pitch at Spit­tal Pri­mary

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