Lenzie residents raise concerns over housing proposal

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Proposals to build 200 houses on a greenfield site have sparked soncerns for local residents.

A report in the Kirkintilloch Herald (out today) claims developers want to build the houses on farmland at Crosshill Road, in Lenzie.

But residents say the site forms part of Lenzie Moss conservation area, is home to a wide range of wildlife and has been farmed for over a century producing crops and providing grazing for livestock.

Concerns have also been raised about access to the site should the development proposals, which are at a very early stage, be given the green light.

The impact 200 new homes would have on local schools has also been raised.

It’s believed residents have started a petition against the proposals and will be present it to East Dunbartonshire Council at a future date.

A spokesperson for the council said: “The council is currently consulting on a range of additional sites which were received during the Main Issues Report consultation in October andNovember 2013.This includes LDP201 - Crosshill Road.”

Information on the consultation and how to submit comments can be found on the council’s website.

The spokesperson added: “The council invites any comments on the sites by 5pm on June 20, 2014.”

Councillor Alan Moir, convener of the council’s Development and Regeneration Committee, said: “This is an important additional opportunity for stakeholders to shape the forthcoming Local Development Plan, due for publication in April 2015.

“It should be noted that these additional sites are not being promoted by the council.

“As they have been submitted by landowners and developers for consideration the council is duty bound to make them public and seek the views of the public.”