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February 20 2019

Planners consent to Newton Mearns expansion

East Renfrewshire planners have granted approval to a development of 114 new homes at Malletsheugh on the western outskirts of Newton Mearns.

Stewart Gardens is being built by housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel, who expect to move on-site this spring with a variety of bungalows, terraces and detached properties.

Joanne Casey, director of Mactaggart & Mickel, commented: “We have already received high levels of interest from the community about our plans for Stewart Gardens and we look forward to creating a new neighbourhood with quality homes for the next generation of families to enjoy.” 

A mix of affordable and market rate properties will be provided on the estate, which has been conceived with the assistance of Brindley Associates.

A public playpark is included in the plans
A public playpark is included in the plans
Homes will overlook open countryside
Homes will overlook open countryside

7 Comments

James Hepburn
#1 Posted by James Hepburn on 20 Feb 2019 at 16:15 PM
McTaggart & Mickel, part of that club of Scottish house builders committed to raising the bar to mundane and mediocre.
Elmo
#2 Posted by Elmo on 20 Feb 2019 at 16:16 PM
Apparently money buys you an over-priced white box!!
David
#3 Posted by David on 20 Feb 2019 at 20:46 PM
Would have much preferred to see a development of 114 high density homes being built on an inner city brownfield site.

Planning decisions like this underline the need for an amalgamation of the various Glasgow council areas into two or three larger authorities to stop greenbelt land being developed when there are still swathes of brownfield land in the inner city lying derelict.
Dmc-gla
#4 Posted by Dmc-gla on 20 Feb 2019 at 22:55 PM
Far too many homes are being built in Newton Mearns without investing in the infrastructure. No train station and limited bus services to the south of the town meaning most commute with cars and the M77 is at capacity already. Invest back into the area, widen the M77, add more ways to commute and upgrade other services such as local shops.
Walt Disney
#5 Posted by Walt Disney on 21 Feb 2019 at 11:39 AM
Totally agree about the lack of an overall strategic housing supply plan for Glasgow and bordering councils.

The unescapable fact is that the majority of these purchasers will work in the city centre and probably drive there, but to be fair, that's not M&Ms job to deliver infrastructure. The layout is actually quite good. Proper streets, good connectivity through the site and some meaningful open spaces.

#2 Is there any evidence that these houses are overpriced? Surely the local market will drive the price and #3 can you send me thelink to that brown field site that will accomodate 114 3 and 4 bedroom homes?
Graeme McCormick
#6 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 21 Feb 2019 at 13:16 PM
No sense of space between the houses. Even if buyers don’t want decent sized gardens to manage they still want a bit of privacy and presence. It would be far better environmentally and probably market value if there was a thicket between each garden rather than open space like a play park .
Neil C
#7 Posted by Neil C on 21 Feb 2019 at 13:21 PM
Perhaps ERC could make housebuilders contribute to the costs of expanding the station car parks at Patterton and Whitecraigs? Both are hopelessly inadequate at present, but I'm sure many NM residents would get the train into central Glasgow if they could get parked at the station after 7.30am.

(This also applies to numerous other suburban train stations, in particular Uddingston and Hairmyres).

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