Housing plans for East Dunbartonshire greenbelt site rejected

East Dunbartonshire CouncilPlans for a new housing development in East Dunbartonshire have been rejected by councillors.

An application by CALA Management/Ashfield Land proposed to build 57 new homes on a greenbelt site near Birdston Road, Milton of Campsie.

Features of the development included a quarter of the housing being made affordable, along with associated roads and landscaping.

However, the council refused to grant permission for the development after receiving 116 objections to the application, which was contrary to the current Local Plan.

Planning board chair, Councillor Billy Hendry, moved the refusal, which was carried by 17 votes to three.

“I am pleased the application was refused. I had serious reservations about the road layout as regards sight lines and the topography of the proposed development,” he said.

“It is also contrary to the current Local Plan, which designates the site as greenbelt.

“We received 116 objections from the local community, which demonstrated the strength of feeling against the proposals.

“Concerns from local residents included greenbelt, road and transport, amenity, impact on the setting of a listed building, school capacity, biodiversity, drainage and other issues.”

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