Residents call public meeting

CONCERNED residents have called a public meeting over a controversial new housing development.

Link Housing Association was due to start building 48 new homes on land at Hillhead Road and Auchinairn Road, last month.

The entrance to the development would be from Brookfield Road in Robroyston.

Residents in the estate were left furious after only finding out by accident that work was due to start and launched a ‘Stop the Build’ campaign.

They contacted East Dunbartonshire Council who agreed with the developer that work on site would stop and a new application be submitted.

Residents in the areas affected have now been notified with full details of the development plans.

Robroyston Community Council has organised a public meeting for Thursday, June 9.

Chairman Ian McGhee said: “We have submitted our objections to the council. These include the loss of amenity.

“It’s a green space that would be particularly lost to the people in Brookfield, where kids can play and parents can keep an eye on them.

“The loss of an informal play space where there is very little such areas is another reason.

“We are also objecting to the fact that there will be an increase in traffic and that there is very little in the way of public transport provision in the area.”

Representatives from Link Housing Association and East Dunbartonshire Council have been invited to the meeting. It will be held in Wallacewell Primary School, in Standburn Road, at 7pm on Thursday, June 9.