WORRIED residents rallied round to protest over proposals for a controversial development next to a much-loved local nature reserve.
The Save Lenzie Moss Group organised the recent demonstration, which attracted around 100 people.
Lenzie Rugby Football Club wants to relocate its clubhouse and pitches to a site which borders Lenzie Moss.
Up to 48 new houses could be built on the greenbelt site of the current club house and pitches.
A further eight homes could also be built on another part of the land.
Campaigners say the Moss is extremely fragile and, although work has been undertaken to protect the area by raising the water level, this is now threatened by the application by Lenzie Rugby Football Club to build on the greenbelt in which the path around the Moss is located.
They also claim the proposals could impact on Lenzie Moss Primary with access likely to be through the existing car park.
Paul Dudman, chairman of the Friends of Lenzie Moss, said: “Our group is concerned over the possible impact on the Moss, which is a raised peat bog of international significance.
“However, it is clear that many diverse groups such as parents of Lenzie Moss Primary pupils, walkers, and other local residents are opposed to this development for various reasons.
“Our group has received many messages from people opposed to it. We hope the councillors who will be deciding which sites go forward to the next stage of the local development plan take into consideration the level of local opposition to these proposals.”
The site is one of more than 60 which have been submitted to the council as part of the preparation of a new Local Development Plan.
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