Residents concerned about 'lack of play area' in new housing development

Residents near Crookston Road, where Howford Primary School used to sit, have raised concerns about 65 potential new homes.

Concerns regarding ‘lack of play area’ on new housing area LDRS

A bid to build 65 new homes on the site of a former Glasgow school has sparked concerns about a lack of outdoor play areas for children.

The houses, a mixture of two-storey detached, semi detached and terraced homes, would be developed on Crookston Road where Howford Primary School used to sit, near Ross Hall hospital.

During a public consultation, concerns were raised about the development by local residents about the lack of outdoor spaces and children’s play area on site.

Officials also suggested it could breach city development policies on providing outdoor amenity spaces.

Robertson Living, who own the land, has insisted that its proposal for the brownfield site, on the bank of White Cart water will include open spaces and a children’s play area as part of the development.

The developer has promised to retain the mature trees along the river embankment while maintaining the “character” of the area and providing a boundary separation between old and new homes in the neighbourhood. 

Other promises as part of the development include improved access to the existing nearby woodland for the local community, and parking spaces to be provided in a range of different formations.

The application is expected to be brought before the planning committee in due course.

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