Plans for 60 new homes in Toryglen

Around 60 new homes could be developed in Toryglen despite concerns that proposals contradict Glasgow City Council’s development plan.

The plans for the Toryglen houses.

Cruden Estates Ltd has submitted an application for a mixture of semi-detached and terrace houses on the greenbelt at 555 Prospecthill Road which is next to the Asda supermarket.

If approved, 44 three-bedroom houses and 16 two-bedroom houses will be developed at the site.

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The application was brought before the planning committee this morning for a pre-determination hearing but because it hadn’t been completed on time members decided it would be better to postpone it until a later date.

Cruden Estates Ltd is also hoping to work with the council to reach an agreement which meets their requirements.

Sarah Shaw, head of planning at Glasgow City Council, said: “There would require to be a pre-determination hearing whether or not the application was recommended for grant of refusal.

“The applicant has approached the planning service and asked if we can continue to consider this application and work towards a mutually agreeable outcome which meets the policies of the development plan.

“You will see from the papers there are various elements of the application which haven’t yet been finalised and we are waiting for various assessments to be carried out including flood risk, drainage and noise assessments.

“That’s one of the reasons that has been given to refuse the application however we do feel that we could work with the applicant and these potentially could be overcome if further appraisals were submitted.

“I am proposing that we continue this application for further discussion and it will come back for consideration at a predetermination hearing.

“I would like to see the application brought back in a more fuller form in due course.”

Members of the committee agreed with the officer and the matter was continued. A full report will be brought back to committee in due course.