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LARGE Residential Development Proposed For Easterhouse

A PLAN to build 84 houses and flat on a site at the edge of Easterhouse has been submitted to Glasgow City planners.

Lochfield Park Housing Association wants to build 60 terraced houses and 24 flats on vacant land at Abbeycraig Road/Allnach Place. The brownfield site once contained a school and housing.

A statement included with the application explains that, because parts of the site are unsuitable for housing, there will be large areas of open space.

It continues: “The spaces include greatly strengthened links into the Sevens Lochs Wetland Park established path network, as well as amenity and recreation space for all residents.

“There are safe and overlooked areas for informal play and new public squares where public art installations will create dramatic focal points, along the new street vistas.

“There are fantastic opportunities for walking and cycling, while sections of the open space will be planted with wild species.

“It is this strong focus on open space and the tremendous opportunities it offers that will define the new character of the neighbourhood and make it an attractive place to live and visit for many years to come.”

The plans include 105 parking spaces for residents and 21 for visitors. A dangerous ‘blind bend’ along Abbeycraig Road will be eliminated by forming a new junction.

There will be secure parking for 84 bicycles including lockable external stores in gardens and bike racks in the closes.

The application is pending assessment by officials.