Angry residents hit out at development noise

Bearsden, Stockiemuir / Baljaffrey development.
Bearsden, Stockiemuir / Baljaffrey development.

Builders at a luxury homes development in Bearsden have come under fire this week from angry residents who live nearby.

Work has been ongoing for more than three years to develop the site known as The Poplars, located just off Stockiemuir Road, in Baljaffray.

Construction work on two large houses is being carried out by developers Dawn Homes.

However, residents on nearby Grampian Way have complained to East Dunbartonshire Council about excessive noise and the removal of all vegetation from the site.

One angry resident said: “I want to register my concern regarding the disruption and lack of respect that is occurring at the site.

“I understand that this construction is necessary, but what is unnecessary is a large 25ft-sign advertising one property with flats on a busy and dangerous road.

“Also, the generators are being left running all through the night which causes some amount of disturbance.”

Other issues complained about include the owners of the site turning up and parking inconsiderately and the removal of all vegetation on site.

Of particular worry to a number of people living nearby was the removal of trees that they say were protected.

The resident added: “They [the developer] have now cut back trees which we were told by the council could not be touched as they were protected under a Tree Preservation Order.

Diane Campbell, director of governance and regulation at East Dunbartonshire Council, said they were aware of some concerns and will be making inquiries.

She said: “This is a Dawn Homes development in Bearsden. A number of residents have contacted the council to express concerns and these are now being investigated.”

The Herald has approached Dawn Homes several times for a response; however, no comment has yet been received.