Proposed Johnstone development would provide ‘much-needed’ homes

CRUDEN Homes has submitted a detailed planning permission application with Renfrewshire Council for 99 new homes in Johnstone.

The proposed development at Rannoch Road interlinks an area identified for community growth in the Renfrewshire Local Development Plan as a possible residential site, and is said to have been developed in line with the local authority’s guidance for new developments and residential design.

Cruden said the plans comprise a mix of houses, including two-bedroomed terraces and three and four-bedroomed semi-detached and detached properties.

The design and layout offers opportunities to extend the surrounding footpath and cycle network into the site. There will be a children’s play area, and the surrounding woodland planting will also be retained.

The local community and councillors had the opportunity to discuss the proposals and provide feedback at a public consultation event held earlier this year at Cochrane Castle Community Centre, prior to the final design.

Fraser Lynes, MD of Cruden Homes (West) said, “This proposed development will help to create much-needed quality family housing for local people and the Rannoch Road site is well placed to take advantage of the surrounding road and public transport network and local amenities within the town.

“I would like to thank the local community for engaging in our consultation. I would also like to thank those who submitted their views, which we have done our best to incorporate into the final proposals.”