Plans approved for 152 new GHA homes in Ibrox

GHA IbroxGlasgow Housing Association (GHA) has been given the green light to build 152 homes in the Ibrox area of the city.

The development will see 116 socially rented homes and 36 homes for mid-market rent constructed on a currently derelict site bounded by Broomloan Road, Skene Road and Paisley Road West.

GHA Ibrox 2The site has been lying empty for the last decade since the former GHA tenements there were demolished.

Concerns had been raised about the loss of green space in the area, the increase in traffic brought about by the development and the design and colour of the buildings not being in keeping with others in the area.

GHA Ibrox 3Despite this, the plans were unanimously approved by Glasgow City Council’s planning committee this week.

David Fletcher, GHA’s director of regeneration, told the Evening Times: “We’re looking forward to work starting on these new homes, which will make a big difference to the area and to the quality of life of local residents.”

GHA Ibrox 5He added: “These modern, spacious homes will also be highly energy-efficient, which means tenants will save money on their fuel bills.

“We’ll keep the community fully involved and work with our partners at the city council and the Scottish Government as the plans move forward.”

GHA Ibrox 4Work is due to start by the end of the year with completion scheduled for 2018.

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