A DEVELOPER’S plans for nearly 50 homes at a former B&Q store site in north east Glasgow have been approved.
City planners had already agreed that residential development could take place on the land at Cumbernauld Road near Hogganfield Loch and now they have given the go-ahead to Lovell Homes’s detailed designs for the site.
There will be 24 detached and semi-detached houses — a mixture of two, three and four-bedroom properties — plus 15 three-bedroom terraced homes and eight two-bedroom flats at the four-acre plot.
A report by planners states: “The applicant has significantly changed the layout and design of the application in response to earlier concerns.
“For instance, a play area is now included and the new house types now present activated gables to the street. The extent of hardstanding in front of houses has been reduced by increasing the grassed area.
“Notwithstanding, the predominance of front parking is accepted because of the site constraints: water vole stand-off zone, wayleave and mining legacy.
“The scale is not inappropriate to the area; the flats adjacent the development site are five-storeys.”