Green light for nearly 200 homes on Cambuslang Hoover site

Planning permission has been approved for almost 200 houses to be built on the former Hoover site in Cambuslang.

Hoover opened the factory in Cambuslang in 1946, where it operated until its closure in 2005. The buildings were demolished in 2008, at which point the site was cleared and regraded.

The development on the 15.6-hectare site will see the building of 195 two-storey houses, 95 of which will be detached, 64 semi-detached and 36 terraced. Access will be from Dale Avenue and a spine road is intended to link it through to Somervell Street.

As part of the development, it is proposed to create footpaths and open spaces, with the main open space being close to the River Clyde.

Councillor Hugh Dunsmuir, the chair of South Lanarkshire Council’s planning committee, said: “It’s extremely encouraging to see a site which has so much history and memories for local people being brought back into use.

“A new generation of people will be able to enjoy high quality housing and be able to make their own memories thanks to the decision of the committee.”

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