Houses at site of fac­tory

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - News -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.