New hous­ing plan for for­mer pri­mary school site

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NEW plans have been sub­mit­ted which could see the site of a for­mer Shet­tle­ston school used for a hous­ing de­vel­op­ment.

Shet­tle­ston Hous­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (SHA) wants to build 44 new homes on the old St Mark’s Pri­mary School plot.

The school closed in 2004 and was burnt out in 2012 in what po­lice de­scribed as

“wil­ful” fir­erais­ing.

Nearby houses were evac­u­ated as a pre­cau­tion as more than 30 fire­fight­ers brought the blaze un­der con­trol. Coun­cil chiefs agreed an emer­gency de­mo­li­tion of the build­ing.

A pre­vi­ous plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion was sub­mit­ted by the hous­ing as­so­ci­a­tion last year but has since been with­drawn.

This ap­pli­ca­tion would see “a mix­ture of main­stream and wheel­chair ac­ces­si­ble hous­ing pro­vided, us­ing var­i­ous sizes range of houses, flats and cot­tage flats to meet the hous­ing re­quire­ments of the lo­cal com­mu­nity and the hous­ing as­so­ci­a­tion”.

The plans out­line how 17 houses, eight cot­tage flats and 19 flats could be built on the land, which is bounded by Eden­wood Street to the north, Muirfy­fauld Drive to the west and by Toll­cross Park and al­lot­ments to the south and west.

Park­ing spa­ces will also be pro­vided and fit­ted with “in­fra­struc­ture to al­low for the fu­ture installati­on of electric ve­hi­cle charg­ing points”.

The for­mer school site

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