PERSIMMON Homes have applied for permission to build 200 houses on land beside the M77 at Darnley Mains.
The site at Waukglen Road and Leggatston Road, beside a B&Q store, was previously identified for offices, motorbike and car showrooms as well as a hotel.
A document lodged with the application states: “The proposed development consists of 200 dwellings made up of terraced, semi-detached and detached house types which allow for the creation of a well-designed street scene.
“The density of the development proposed will be consistent with the neighbouring residential developments.”
A further statement submitted on behalf of the developers explains: “Although the site is allocated for office/industrial uses it has failed to attract suitable tenants for circa 40 years and no employment will be lost by allowing residential use of the site.”
“The proposed housing offers an opportunity to address some of the housing shortfall in Glasgow through a house-builder with a proven track record for delivering new homes in both Darnley and the wider Glasgow area.
The application is pending assessment by city council officials.