Lochfield Park plans 84 new homes for empty site in Easterhouse

Architects have submitted plans to build 84 new homes on a derelict site in Easterhouse on behalf of Lochfield Park Housing Association (LPHA).

The proposals include a mix of two, three and four-bedroom terraced houses, alongside one, two and three-bedroom flats. Eight of the properties will be wheelchair accessible.

If approved, the 3.6-hectare site, which has sat vacant for more than 15 years, will form part of LPHA’s attempts to regenerate the Easterhouse area.

In his planning statement, Curtis Hold, acting on behalf of Grant Murray Architects, who are working with LPHA, said: “The site is overgrown with vegetation, with the concrete remains of the playgrounds and external steps from a former high school still visible that once occupied the land.

“A large amount of litter and large-scale tipping is present across the site, leading to a very negative impression and to the overall detriment of the surrounding area.”

The developers plan to deliver 105 parking spaces for residents and 21 for visitors, with 84 new bike spaces included.

Mr Hold added: “The large areas of the site unsuitable for housing have allowed the creation of large areas of high-quality open space.

“The spaces include greatly strengthened links into the Seven Loch’s established path network, as well as amenity and recreation space for all the new residents.

“There are safe and overlooked areas for informal play and new public squares where new public art installations will create dramatic focal points along the new street vistas.”

Glasgow City Council is expected to decide on the application later this year.

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