Locals hear about controversial affordable housing plans

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VILLAGERS heard about plans for a new housing development in their village during a public exhibition.

Stewart Milne Homes want to build around 60 new homes, 25 per cent of which will be for affordable housing, on a site to the south of Langmuirhead Road, in Auchinloch.

The plans caused controversy earlier this year when developers were given the green light to move in on several greenbelt sites - including Auchinloch - following an independent inquiry by Scottish Government reporters.

Strathkelvin councillor Frances McGlinchey, who attended the exhibition, said: “People are naturally angry about what has happened and what’s being proposed. It will change the complexion of the village.”

A spokesperson for Stewart Milne Homes said: “We are really pleased to have had the opportunity to speak to over 90 local residents about our proposed plans and to answer their questions regarding our proposal.

“Many members of the community thought that the new homes would be good news for Auchinloch Primary School and there was strong support for the 14 affordable homes that will be part of the development.”

She added: “We will review and consider all comments ahead of submitting a planning application early in the New Year. Residents will again have a chance to express their views during the application process.”

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