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Revised EuroPark plan to deliver 2,350 parkland homes along the M8 corridor

October 22 2021

Revised EuroPark plan to deliver 2,350 parkland homes along the M8 corridor

Plans for major residential development adjacent to the Eurocentral and Maxim business parks on the M8 corridor have been scaled back, reducing the number of homes from 2,600 to 2,350.

Developer Orchard Brae has removed all planned development north of Calderbank to accommodate the reduction following a community consultation process, as part of ongoing efforts to deliver the EuroPark development. That land will now be given over to parkland, increasing the proportion of green space available across the masterplan area to 66% or 162.4 acres.

A mix of private, affordable and social housing is proposed along the Monkland Canal and Calder Water with a new country park at its heart, including nature trails and improvements to surviving woodland. Other elements of the planned scheme include a UEFA compliant sports ground for use by Gartcairn FC as well as a community centre, home working hub and healthcare facilities.

A communal electric vehicle charging base, car club and public transport will also be developed to encourage sustainable travel.

Stephen Tucker, master planner and spokesperson for Orchard Brae, said: “Our plans reflect the site’s strong inherent sustainability and our intent that it becomes an example of zero net carbon development for others to follow.

“Our green master plan, which sits at the heart of our proposals, puts great emphasis on retaining green space for the public, creating an outward-looking, nationally important parkland community that enhances and embraces its environment, breathing new life and diversity into underused and somewhat neglected land.”

Commerical elements of the Barton Willmore masterplan include a petrol station, hotel and restaurants. 


#1 Posted by GMan on 25 Oct 2021 at 08:54 AM
An indicator that, the green belt around Glasgow will be non-existent in a few years to come as all the places around Glasgow will be joined to the city through development. This could also mean more expansion on the M8 as it might not be able to cope with the continued growth in the future.. Green policy my ar$e!
Robin B's Discount
#2 Posted by Robin B's Discount on 25 Oct 2021 at 10:20 AM
Poor GMan having to lose poor quality green space along a motorway corridor so that people have somewhere to live. An absolute Farage of a post.....
#3 Posted by TheGMan on 25 Oct 2021 at 10:51 AM
#2 Farage? Is he not a capitalist? So less abuse on the environment is capitalism? You have your wires crossed somewhere or you don't know what you're rattling on about, you can't even see the bigger picture while stuck swimming around in your goldfish bowl with your five-second memory span.. This all about choking the area around Glasgow, but my comment seems to be like comedy to a half-effort like yourself.. Whether you like it or not, it's a point as it contradicts what the attitudes were 20-30 years ago. How come there's loads of open space where there used to be built-up sites but are being ignored to build in areas where its not required, be funny to see that mad Insulate mob up coming up here disrupting everything and folk like yourself can lose the rag like a lump of boiled ham..
#4 Posted by TheGMan on 25 Oct 2021 at 11:01 AM
Alright Robin in his nest, put your suggestion across to the heads of state, ram every bit of greenspace where these carrot munchers dare not tread so we can have a conurbation like London, that's what the mantra has been for years anyway, to be the next best thing to London lol halfway there with the lunatics populating this here Valley of Death..
Robin B's Discount
#5 Posted by Robin B's Discount on 25 Oct 2021 at 12:16 PM
So, in among all that rabbling, are you saying more allotments less houses?
#6 Posted by GMan on 25 Oct 2021 at 12:52 PM
That's what you're saying, not me, is there some fascination for allotments on this site? Do you post anything constructive? Pull down Glasgow because it was congested and put the population into outlying areas, population grows and becomes more congested than it was 50 years ago? You tell us all what the answer is as you seem to think continuing with the same practice will somehow solve the issue and yield amazing outcomes, tell us what they are then...
#7 Posted by Harry on 25 Oct 2021 at 15:24 PM
Honestly, I can't believe that rubbish like this is still being proposed in 2021. 2k+ homes in an ultra-low density estate alongside a motorway in the middle of nowhere. Seriously?
Go on and build high quality homes in the innumerable expanses of undeveloped land in the city. Revive the human-scale, walkable neighbourhoods that we inherited from the past. 4-5 storey mixed use with easy access to services, rail transit and green space. It's not rocket science.
Whispering Andy
#8 Posted by Whispering Andy on 27 Oct 2021 at 13:07 PM
Whisper it Harry......... but I'm sure that the developers would much prefer your solution. The problem arises though that the cost of land in the city is far greater than alongside a motorway in the middle of nowhere.
#9 Posted by Harry on 29 Oct 2021 at 19:19 PM
What the developer thinks is completely irrelevant. Planning permission for monstrosities like this should never be granted by public bodies who give half a fu*k about climate change and the rest of it.

Instead, the developer can happily go ahead and take the additional piss fitting an electric vehicle charging base to "encourage sustainable travel".

#10 Posted by Spike on 1 Nov 2021 at 11:23 AM
All in favour of this development as it further consolidates the Glasgow metropolitan area rather than strangling development elsewhere but would want to ensure there is sustainable public transport serving this area - good train links preferred
#11 Posted by Bobthebuilder on 12 Nov 2021 at 12:56 PM
This is another example of speculative development without any substance. Poorly designed suburban sprawl masquerading as "sustainable development" by utilising buzz phrases such as "net zero carbon".

The fact is this speculator has attempted to have this development allocated through Clydeplan, the NLC LDP, NPF4...all to no avail....tells you something!
D David
#12 Posted by D David on 12 Nov 2021 at 13:16 PM
Wow. This monstrosity is actually claiming to be developing a heritage park on pristine greenbelt by building thousands of low density housing in another urban sprawl along the M8 corridor. Easy money for speculators on behalf if absentee landlords. Had the pleasure of visiting this area and the variety, tranquility and beauty is certainly not expected. Cut off from the hussle, it’s devoid of litter and has a variety of core paths through woodlands, farmland, rivers and canals. The noise is nature and medicine for the soul. Looking at the illustration the roads would need to be around 11m wide to accommodate thousands of housing. That’s going to completely destroy the green appeal. The biodiversity and uniqueness of this site truly lends itself to a proper country park without the thousands of homes and commercial units. A community owned country park could provide jobs and enhance the area without the need for ruining it with thousands of houses, roads and traffic. The infrastructure in surrounding neighbourhoods certainly couldn’t accommodate this behemoth of commuter marketed housing. There is presently a large new building development aha sent to the site on the left which demonstrates how quickly the promised state of the art facilities and promises go out the window with a simple S42 order that holds the council hostage to approving or leaving the site unfinished. Honestly see zero positives to this so disaster plan as it’s certainly no master plan.

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