Greenbelt proposals spark concern among residents

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Campaigners have submitted a list of objections against plans for a controversial new housing development on greenbelt land.

Developers Stewart Milne want to build 69 new homes on the site at Langmuirhead Road in Auchinloch. A planning application has been submitted.

Auchinloch Community Council has raised a number of objections and has made requests over the proposed development.

Alastair Moodie, chairman of the group, said: “There will be 22 affordable houses and 46 large four and five bedroom homes, which will be a bit out of character with the village.

“We’re very unhappy with the proposed design of affordable homes, it will be a little ghetto separate from the big houses.

“There will be an impact on the surrounding environment and there’s a significant amount of wildlife with a water vole habitat that needs to be protected.”

The group is also objecting to the proposal to use a right of way for access by construction traffic.

A spokesperson for Stewart Milne said: “As part of the planning process, we undertook full public consultation and worked with the council, through their planning policy, to determine the level of affordable homes that they required us to provide and to determine the style and size of private homes that reflected local needs.

“We work with SEPA, Scottish Water and tree experts to ensure that drainage systems are approved and all landscaping elements are healthy and attractive.”

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