Plans to develop 71 homes at the former Hoover factory approved

Proposals for the development were given the go-ahead on Tuesday for mix of private housing and affordable lets.

Plans to develop 71 homes at the former Hoover factory in Cambuslang approved Google Maps

South Lanarkshire councillors have approved plans to develop 71 homes at the former Hoover factory in Cambuslang. 

Proposals for the housing development were given the go-ahead on Tuesday and will see a mix of private housing and affordable lets.

The land where the homes will be built is south of Dale Avenue which forms part of the cleared site of the former factory. The Hoover buildings were demolished in 2008.

Other areas of the former factory site have been redeveloped under previous planning consents.

The new plans, proposed by Dawn Homes Limited, will see 62 detached, semi detached and nine terraced flats being built. 

Of these units, 17 will be affordable housing units consisting of eight terraced homes and the nine flats and will be managed by Clyde Valley Housing Association.

All houses will be two-storey with the exception of the flats which will consist of one three-storey block with three flats on each floor.

Two parking courts will be provided to serve the terraced and dwelling flats and two new vehicular access roads will be developed.

The housing scheme will be accessed via Dale Avenue, completed as part of the previous planning consents, and be linked to Somervell Street to the south-east and Bogleshole Road/Cambuslang Road to the north-west.

Statutory notification was undertaken and the proposals received 11 letters of representation which consisted of six objections, three support letters and two letters of comment.

The concerns raised were related to noise disturbance from the development, increased road safety and the proposed flats would lead to overlooking and overshadowing of the existing properties on the opposite side of Spangler Crescent.

Councillor Norman Rae, Cambuslang West, highlighted traffic concerns, and said: “I’m specifically concerned by the point raised by the objector regarding the roads in the immediate area, particularly in Dale Avenue moving round to Somervell Street.

“I know there are a lot of concerns locally about speeding on that road, it effectively runs as a road for vehicles coming to and from London Road from the motorway which can miss the sets of traffic lights going via Dale Avenue rather than the main road. 

“There’s also a fair amount of traffic from the new developments which have already been built as well.

“So in that sense it is a concern that an additional 71 houses will add quite a lot of traffic to Dale Avenue exacerbating the existing problems. So I was wondering whether it might be possible to include a condition to introduce traffic calming measures on Dale Avenue?”

Council officials confirmed that a transport assessment was carried out, and traffic calming measures have been installed on Dale Avenue since the objection was made, the measures will keep speeds at 20mph on that road.

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