Public meeting on controversial homes plan in Kirkintilloch

Lammermoor Road, Kirkintilloch.  Cllr Jack Young and residents concerned about proposals for flats at Meiklehill House site.  10.11.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes
Lammermoor Road, Kirkintilloch. Cllr Jack Young and residents concerned about proposals for flats at Meiklehill House site. 10.11.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes

DISPUTED plans to build blocks of flats beside existing homes in Hillhead include MORE new properties at a nearby site.

East Dunbartonshire Council and Trust Housing Association want to build 34 new homes on the Meiklehill House site, in Hillhead, Kirkintilloch.

Some of flats will be four storeys high.

It’s now been revealed that up to a further 18 properties will be built on the site of the Lammermoor lock-ups.

A public meeting will take place tomorrow (Thursday) to discuss the proposals.

Residents and Kirkintilloch East and Twechar councillor Jack Young have raised concerns about the development at Meiklehill House.

They feel that it will not fit in with other houses in the area and that the flats will overlook their homes – invading their privacy.

A tree specialist at the council has also raised concerns about the proposals.

These include fears that the trees would cast significant shade over the properties, restrict natural sunlight, and could impact on the quality of life for residents.

The official also said that the flats would be in close proximity to the trees and there could be the potential of deadwood or small branches falling.

The public meeting takes place in Oxgang Primary School on Thursday at 7.30pm.

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