COUNCILLORS voted to refuse a development of 165 houses and flats planned for a former factory site in Thornliebank.
Glasgow’s planning applications committee today considered the proposal by Bellway Homes for the Toffolo Jackson land in Burnfield Road.
Planning officials had recommended that the application be approved.
But the committee voted 11:4 to refuse for several reasons including concern over increased traffic and failure to supply all necessary documents, such as energy statements.
The report by officials stated that the existing traffic situation on Burnfield Road had been recorded as 355 vehicle movements in the morning rush-hour (8 to 9am) and 317 in the afternoon peak (5 to 6pm).
This was expected to increase by 111 in the morning and 106 in the afternoon.
Planners stated: “These additional two traffic flows, if rounded up to the nearest car, represent an increase of two cars per minute along
Burnfield Road at peak times. This increase is not considered to be excessive and in terms of traffic flows the proposed development is deemed to be acceptable.”
Bellway can appeal against the decision.
The development would be made up of 117 three and four-bedroom houses, in detached, semi-detached and terraced format, plus 48 two-bedroom flats.
The flats were to have been in four-storey blocks fronting Thornliebank Road.
The site extended to the Glasgow to East Kilbride railway line and Auldhouse Burn.