Traffic concerns lead councillors to refuse Thornliebank housing plan

Councillors have rejected plans to provide 165 homes in Thornliebank due to road safety concerns.

Bellway Homes’ proposals for the Toffolo Jackson land in Burnfield Road had been recommended for approval by council planners.

The development would have delivered 48 two-bedroom flats, 48 three-bedroom terraced properties, 26 three-bedroom semi-detached houses, seven three-bedroom detached houses and three four-bed detached houses on Burnfield Road. There would also have been 216 parking spaces.

A decision on the plans were put on hold in June after Glasgow City Council’s planning committee requested a site visit to investigate congestion concerns.

A motion was put forward to agree the plan but impose conditions which would have ensured bollards were erected and the road widened to alleviate traffic issues.

However, an amendment to refuse the application was passed by 11 votes to four.

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