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HOUSEBUILDERS Propose New Neighbourhood At Robroyston

DEVELOPERS want permission to build hundreds of houses on fields at the north eastern edge of Glasgow.

Taylor Wimpey/Caledonian Properties are seeking permission in principle for residential development on “edge of settlement” green belt land beside Robroyston.

The land — bounded by Robroyston Road, Auchinairn Road and Lumloch Road — is considered to have capacity for around 350 properties.

Documents submitted with the application state: “The scale of the site is such that this will create the next new suburban neighbourhood within Robroyston.

“The opportunity exists to create an attractive and innovative layout with green vision at its heart to create an outstanding new community.

“Green spaces will be distributed throughout the development. This will result in a distinctive development with a real sense of place.”

The whole site area is about 56 acres (23 hectares) although the amount on which there would be housing would be significantly less as there would be substantial areas for landscaping, tree planting, open space and infrastructure.

The statement continues: “Part of the site has already been allocated for residential development within Glasgow City Development Plan. That part of the site is almost undevelopable due to severity of topography and limited access option.

“The opportunity exists to expand the allocated area to the more rational wider land holding under the applicant’s control to create a more cohesive development parcel.”

The application is pending assessment by Glasgow City planners.