Fury over greenbelt decision

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CAMPAIGNERS have been shocked by a decision to let developers build on parts of East Dunbartonshire’s greenbelt.

The findings of the appeal by the Scottish Government’s Directorate of Planning and Environmental Appeals are set to be made public next week.

It overturns parts of the council’s ‘Local Plan 2’ which marks out greenbelt ‘no-build zones’.

Of the eight locations included in the appeal, only Redmoss Farm in Milton of Campsie and Balglass Farm in Lennoxtown will continue to be protected from development.

The sites at Claddens East and Meadowburn Avenue in Lenzie, Jellyhill in Bishopbriggs, West Baldoran Farm in Milton of Campsie, Glen Shirva Road in Twechar and Kelvin View in Torrance will all be fully or partially released for housing.

Bishopbriggs North and Torrance councillor Billy Hendry said: “This is disastrous news for these parts of East Dunbartonshire and the thin end of the wedge for the greenbelt in this area.”

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