Ap­peal re­jected

No re-ex­am­i­na­tion of Gil­bert­field plan

Rutherglen Reformer - - Housing -

which the cer­ti­fied plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion states 237 units.

They say a prom­ise for affordable housing on the site does not meet the re­quire­ments of the local devel­op­ment plan.

They also said the prom­ise of affordable housing on the site re­stricts the coun­cil’s abil­ity to de­ter­mine the sub­se­quent plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion fairly.

Stephen told the Re­former: “This lat­est cor­re­spon­dence from the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment in these plan­ning mat­ters, re­ally only re­flects a con­tin­u­a­tion of what seems like a sys­tem ac­tu­ally fail­ing ex­ist­ing com­mu­ni­ties and only fur­ther high­lights that it’s a sys­tem in need of a se­ri­ous shake up.

“My im­pres­sion is that the sys­tem is set up in such a way that com­mu­nity views and con­cerns hold no va­lid­ity in the process and are noth­ing more than a ges­ture to make it ap­pear that com­mu­ni­ties are en­gaged in these mat­ters.

“The ac­tual con­cern­ing is­sues that will ef­fect com­mu­ni­ties and fu­ture res­i­dents, con­tinue to be and re­main ig­nored or glossed over.”

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