EDC welcomes planning call

East Dunbartonshire Council have welcomed the decision from Glasgow City Council to maintain a green belt buffer zone on the boundary between the two local authorities.

Previous development plans tendered city councillors had raised the possibility of re-zoning protected land to the south of Auchinairn Road as suitable for housing.

However, the Local Development Plan released by Glasgow City Council has excluded this area from its wider Robroyston development.

Alan Moir, convener of development and regeneration with East Dunbartonshire Council, said: “I am delighted that Glasgow City Council has taken our submission on board — strengthening the protection for green belt in the Bishopbriggs area and validating East Dunbartonshire Council’s position.

“It is important to have both a Strategic Development Plan and Local Development Plan in place, identifying where the green belt should be, to manage and co-ordinate the use of brownfield and urban sites across the entire Glasgow and Clyde Valley area - of which we are part - to prioritise their development over greenfield sites.”

A spokesperson for Glasgow City Council added: “This piece of land was considered as part of the City-wide green belt review for the Local Development Plan.

“It was concluded that a small part of the site could be released from the green belt, but that the majority of this area should remain green belt in order to maintain the landscape quality of the area, and to prevent coalescence between Glasgow and East Dumbartonshire.”