Houses at site of factory
New houses are to be built on the former Harrison-Field textile factory site in Cairnhill.
Planning permission has been granted for 22 detached four-bedroomed houses to be constructed on the vacant brownfield site at Martyn Street.
Applicants P McKernan Construction gained consent f rom Nor th Lanarkshire councillors for the development, consisting of four different house types.
The site was previously Bannerman’s shirt factory before becoming Harrison Field; the building was then demolished following the factory’s closure.
Councillors agreed with the planning assessment that “although not allocated for housing in the local plan, the use of this site for residential purposes is considered acceptable in planning terms and will enhance the surrounding area”.
A report noted that while the area remains zoned for industry, “the local plan reflects the site’s transitional nature from industrial to residential [and] identifies [it as] general urban area where residential development is acceptable in principle”.
Planning conditions also require that the developer contributes nearly £53,000 for local education “to alleviate capacity pressures in the catchment area primary schools”.
One objection was received stating that the proposed vehicle access was too close to a nearby roundabout, but planners noted that its location has now been amended; while further issues regarding lorry traffic, parking problems and the loss of an informal dogwalking site were not upheld.