Growing Glasgow: 24 new homes to be built on derelict land in Govanhill

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A Govanhill social housing proposal to transform an empty site into new homes is moving forward.

Govanhill Housing Association got approval to build 24 homes on a derelict site on Butterbiggins Road three years ago.

There are to be eight flats with three bedrooms, nine with two bedrooms and five with one bedroom – and four parking spaces according to a design statement.

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The five storey development would also offer two wheelchair flats – with three and two bedrooms.

The scheme was approved in 2021 and – last month the housing association has asked for two conditions to be changed to to “allow a meaningful site start” as part of a new application to the council.

One of the conditions involves carrying out an investigation for landfill gas before work takes place. The second restriction involves remediation being undertaken  if previously unidentified contamination is found before work can restart.

The housing association has requested “that conditions are amended to allow a meaningful site start to proceed in conjunction with the required site remediation measures.”

The latest application said: “Site Investigation indicates modest contamination which will be dealt with as per the agreed site remediation strategy.”

The applications is being considered.

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