A new residential development of 294 homes in East Kilbride has been approved by councillors.
The application for the development was made by Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes and is on land situated within the East Kilbride Community Growth Area in Jackton.
The proposals were approved by elected members of South Lanarkshire Council’s Planning Committee on Tuesday.
The development will include two separate sections, separated by Gill Burn, and will feature a total of 282 detached, semi-detached and terraced homes. Twelve college flats will also be built.
The proposals include the provision of 40 on-site affordable housing units – with the remaining affordable housing provision to be provided through the payment of financial contributions through the original planning gain agreement secured in 2020.
The development will see two access roads to the site from Eaglesham Road, which will serve the northern and southern sections proposed.
A number of pedestrian accesses to the site from Eaglesham Road and Hayhill Road are also proposed to be formed along with a footpath connection.
The proposals also include landscaping, open space areas and play provisions, as well as a 16-hectare woodland walk which will provide additional usable greenspace to the area.
Neighbourhood consultation was carried out and four letters of representation were received, including two objections and two comments relating to biodiversity, climate change and amenity.
All concerns were countered, and planning officers stated that none of the points raised warranted refusal of the application in this case.