New homes planned for grounds of Erskine hotel

Persimmon Homes West Scotland is to invest £60 million to bring forward a development of almost 250 homes in Renfrewshire.

The announcement comes after the housebuilder successfully finalised a 27-acre land deal with the owners of Erskine Bridge Hotel.

New homes planned for grounds of Erskine hotel

The hotel is no longer included in the development plans and parkland will be created along the river front, offering a community facility.

Submitting its detailed planning application to build 246 new homes to Renfrewshire Council, the company said the project would create more than 1,000 direct and indirect jobs.

Doug Law, managing director of Persimmon Homes West Scotland, said: “This particular development will bring much-needed new homes for local people and commuters in an area which has already been identified as appropriate for residential development.

“Significant revisions have been made to our original plans taking into account feedback from the local authority and local people following our consultation event.

“Our proposals request permission for 246 homes.”

Subject to planning approval, construction work will start in the spring.

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