Court action threat over Jordanhill housing plan
More than 40 per cent of the proposed development will be given over to parkland, playing fields and children’s play areas. New public access will be created and people will be encouraged to use its paths to walk and cycle, getting them out of their cars, he said.
But he also argued the proposals “support Glasgow’s wider economic strategy”.
An impact study carried out by consultants Peter Brett Associates for Cala claimed the development would create almost 200 jobs.
The construction would contribute more than £5m to the Glasgow economy, while the development’s 400 homes would raise an extra £1.3m in council tax to spend on public services in the city.
But Professor John Winfield, chairman of Jordanhill Community Council, said the court petition is based on worries the influx of householders would exacerbate existing traffic and education provision issues. He also said there was a “lack of attention” to the history of the area.
He said: “Nobody in Jordanhill is against any development. It has a long history. All those are reasons for preserving it rather than let it be sacrificed to the vandals, which is what will happen if it is left. We had assurances from the University of Strathclyde when they were the owners of the site, they valued the relationships with the Jordanhill residents and wanted to see these continue.
“What we want is recognition from the city and Cala that the community has a right to be involved in the processes that lead up to the development being put in place.
“We would like to have a constructive dialogue with the city and with Cala and there doesn’t seem to be any prospect of that happening. Under the plans as published by Cala, there is no involvement of the community at all. .”
The site, owned by the University of Strathclyde, was from 1913-93 home to Jordanhill College where close to 200,000 AN Edinburgh butcher has taken home a coveted prize – for making the best steak pies in Scotland.
James Anderson’s pies impressed the judges with the right “steak to gravy ratio” and the perfect, crumbly crust.
More than 250 pies from throughout the country were put to the test before the winner was crowned at the