Plans approved for 72 new homes in North Lanarkshire
North Lanarkshire Council has approved plans submitted by AS Homes (Scotland) to build 72 new homes on a site located north of Abernethyn Road.
This decision was in line with recommendations from planning officers which highlighted the site’s designation as housing land and found the application to be in accordance with the local development plan and planning policy.
No work can start until a legal agreement covering contributions to education and off-site play provision is established. A list of 20 conditions designed to preserve amenity and biodiversity in the area has also been imposed on the planning consent, the Glasgow Times reports.
The site is part of the former East Crindledyke Farm which has not operated as a farm for a while and has a relatively small amount of remaining land following other housing developments.
The plans would involve the demolition of several buildings, a paddock and car park and the new housing would be surrounded by other houses, shops and a council-operated family learning centre.
The two-storey houses are a mixture of detached, semi-detached and terrace dwellings, and West of Scotland Housing Association intends to take 45 of them as social housing stock.
Eight objections to the plans were submitted to North Lanarkshire Council, but none of the concerns expressed were considered adequate grounds for refusal.
The planning committee unanimously backed the recommendations.