Derelict ‘garageland’ will be site for council homes

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MUCH-needed affordable homes for rent will be created on a ‘wasteland’ in Bishopbriggs.

East Dunbartonshire Council has been given the green light to build 12 new homes for rent in Fern Avenue, Bishopbriggs. The site is currently derelict land with some garages which are rented by local residents.

A large part of the area in question was formerly a play park, which has now been removed.

A recent report to the council’s planning board added: “The land has been left to become overgrown and fencing now restricts access.”

Consent has been granted for four two-bedroom semi-detached villas, four two-bedroom flats, two one-bedroom flats and two one-bedroom cottage flats.

Thomas Glen, head of development and enterprise at the council, said: “This is an important development for East Dunbartonshire as it will provide much-needed rented accommodation for local people and help tackle the shortfall of affordable homes in the area.”

It’s thought the project could take around a year to complete.

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