Spittal housing wins approval
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