Bird objections over Kirkintilloch homes prompt site visit

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CAMPAIGNERS against controversial house plans have secured a site visit.

Dawn Homes have applied for permission to build 30 terraced, semi-detached and detached houses on land at Campsie View, in Kirkintilloch.

But East Dunbartonshire Council has received 22 letters objecting to the plans, on the grounds that the homes would encroach on the Antonine Wall World Heritage Site, a public right of way and disrupt local wildlife.

At last week’s planning board meeting councillors voted to delay the decision until after a site visit has been organised. A decision is expected to be made at their next meeting on May 24.

Kirkintilloch resident Penny Sinclair said: “This is good news and gives us time to plan what to do next.

“One of the objectors sent the council a list of 50 bird species which live in the area. Sixteen of these birds are on the council’s own biodiversity report as breeds which should be protected, but this isn’t even mentioned in the planning report.”