APPROVAL has been given for more than 300 homes at East Whitlawburn in Cambuslang.
The next phase of the regeneration of the area, south of Western Road, was given permission by councillors on South Lanarkshire Council’s planning committee.
CCG (Scotland) Ltd, in partnershup with South Lanarkshire Council housing, will build 311 homes — 230 for social rent and 81 for private sale.
Demolition of the 380 existing mainly maisionette-style properties at the site is already underway.
The site consists of Morven Road, Arkle Terrace, Gartmore Terrace, Buchan Terrace, Aron Terrace, Rona Terrace, Lorne Terrace and part of Staffa Road.
There will be a mix of two-storey detached, semi-detached and terraced houses, along with a number of cottage flats and four blocks of flats.
The rented homes will include one and two-bedroom flats, two, three and four-bedroom houses, cottage flats and bungalows.
A number of the flats, bungalows and ground floor cottage flats will be built to an amenity standard suitable for elderly residents.
Construction is expected to start in late 2019.
Initially, the planning application was for 330 units however 19 private dwellings have been dropped from the proposal to allow for further open space and the required parking provision.
The council’s head of planning and economic development Pauline Elliott said: “I am delighted that the committee gave approval for these homes which will provide new high-quality accommodation suitable for modern, family living.
“This will transform this area of Cambuslang and I am sure it will be welcomed by local residents.”