CALA welcomes appeal outcome over Bishopbriggs development

CALA Homes (West) has welcomed a Notice of Intention to allow an appeal and grant permission on a proposed new development in Bishopbriggs.

The decision from the Planning and Environment Appeals Division (DPEA) means that East Dunbartonshire Planning Board’s original decision to reject plans for 136 homes has been overturned.

Determination has been deferred for 13 weeks to allow for the relevant Planning Agreement to be completed.

CALA said the Meadowburn development will provide “much-needed housing” in the area, including the creation of a new neighbourhood with a strong connection to the canal-side setting.

The planning agreement includes a requirement for a Section 75 legal agreement to secure local road junction improvements, an improved footpath along the canal on the development side, affordable housing, monies towards secondary school education, a financial contribution towards the A803 corridor works and a contribution towards sports and recreation.

Graham McNeil, land director for CALA Homes (West) said, “We are pleased with this positive decision from the Scottish Government. We look forward to working with East Dunbartonshire Council on progressing a development that will bring with it many community benefits.”

As part of the plans, 36 affordable homes will be delivered over two phases. In addition to a new village green featuring children’s play space, there will also be a linear green corridor to promote wildlife and ecological diversity.

Homes within the development will comprise a mix from one bedroom apartments through to five bedroom family homes. They will be built on a brownfield site, which had already been allocated for housing within the adopted East Dunbartonshire Local Plan and the approved Local Development Plan.

Graham McNeil added, “We are confident that our proposals will provide high quality housing for families in the town, and will also help to boost the local economy.”