New homes thre at to green­belt

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Edel Ke­nealy

A fur­ther 1,200 houses could be built on green­belt land in Cam­bus­lang in the com­ing years.

Developers have sub­mit­ted pro­pos­als to South La­nark­shire Coun­cil re­quest­ing a large site off West­burn Road is des­ig­nated for res­i­den­tial use, pav­ing the way for new hous­ing.

Their pro­posal in­cludes an am­bi­tion to build 90 houses on what is cur­rently agri­cul­tural land at Hall­side New House Farm.

But should all 40.82 hectares of the iden­ti­fied site be des­ig­nated for res­i­den­tial use, other developers could sub­mit plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tions to build there.

The site could in to­tal ac­com­mo­date more than 1,200 new homes.

The pro­posal was in­cluded in the coun­cil’s up­dated Main Is­sues Re­port – a key doc­u­ment in the prepa­ra­tion of the 2019 Lo­cal De­vel­op­ment Plan (LDP).

It seeks to iden­tify dif­fer­ent ways in which land can be used in the fu­ture.

The im­por­tance of land des­ig­na­tion in the LDP is hugely im­por­tant as the vast ma­jor­ity of plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tions are passed if they are in keep­ing with the plan.

●Spe­cial re­port - page 4.

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