Emergency meeting on Halfway housing bid
A public meeting was held in Halfway last night (Tuesday) as residents vowed to fight proposals for further mass house building in the area.
Hosted by Halfway Community Council, the meeting was to discuss a developer’s proposal to have a large site off Westburn Road designated for residential use.
It includes a plan to build 90 houses on what is currently agricultural land at Hallside New House Farm, but states that around 1,200 could be accommodated on the available 40.82 hectares.
The proposal was included in South Lanarkshire Council’s updated Main Issues Report - a key document in the preparation of the 2019 Local Development Plan.
Currently out for consultation, it seeks to identify different ways in which land can be used in the future.
Speaking before the Reformer went to press Stephen Towill, of Halfway Community Council, said:“With the constant development that is happening in the Cambuslang area, it is important that all newly proposed developments are challenged until existing infrastructure is addressed including schools, roads, doctors, general facilities and recreational areas.
“Halfway Community Council called a public meeting to allow residents of the Newton and general Cambuslang area to discuss their feelings and views and help the community prepare comments to be made to South Lanarkshire Council and the Local Development Plan Main Issues Report.”
A report on the meeting will be in next week’s Reformer.