Fury as flats get go-ahead in Lenzie

FURIOUS residents have vowed to fight plans to build council flats on a popular piece of recreation ground.

After visiting the site in Oak Drive in Lenzie last week, councillors gave the go-ahead for the development of 15 flats.

But the move has sparked concerns for residents, including the unsuitability of the site as it's just yards away from the footpath used by children walking to nearby Lenzie Moss Primary.

They are also worried about the loss of open space, that the development could create flooding problems in the area and that the flats would look out of place.

Tracey Innes, who lives in a house backing onto the planned development, collected hundreds of signatures for a petition opposing the controversial development.

She said: "We are not happy with the decision at all. The councillors haven't given us their support.

"We feel that some of our concerns were not addressed and the plans shouldn't have been approved. We're going to be writing a letter of complaint to the council's chief executive and will continue to fight this."

An East Dunbartonshire Council spokesperson said the plans were granted subject to conditions.

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