The selection of 1 & 2 bedroom apartments, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes are now scheduled to launch in early 2015
East Dunbartonshire's Planning Board granted house builder Cala permission to build on the former bus garage site at Burnbrae. Cala plans to build 135 new homes - 89 apartments, 15 terraced houses, four semi-detached and 27 detached homes. Construction will start in the spring with the first residents moving in to their homes by Christmas 2014.
Please click here for the planning layout and the final report.
The full list of planning application documents can be found here.
Local residents had their first chance to see Cala’s plans for part of the Lower Kilmardinny housing development at a public exhibition in October. The exhibit featured plans for the former bus garage site where Cala wants to build 135 new homes.
Cala expect a planning decision to be made by the Council by the end of this year and if successful will begin building in spring 2014, with the first residents moving in around Christmas 2014.
The proposals to build in the area have been controversial, with the Council rejecting the plans for more than 500 houses on the Kilmardinny site. However the Scottish Government overturned the Council’s decision on appeal.
In late May (2012) I attended the CALA Homes public exhibition at the Allander Leisure Centre. The exhibition displayed only a small proposed change to the masterplan to accommodate a new Allander being built on its current car park rather than the old bus garage site. It is expected that more detailed plans for the Kilmardinny development will be published in August. See further comments here.
CALA puts Allander Leisure Centre Consultation Out
Commenting on the Community Consultation on the Future Location of the Allander Leisure Centre document that has been circulated amongst Milngavie and Bearsden residents, Councillor Ashay Ghai said:
“CALA’s motives for undertaking this survey are unclear: it’s not for a housing developer to take the lead on deciding the future of local sports facilities. If the housing developers are genuine about consulting with local people, it’s surprising that they have done so without first seeking the input of locally elected representatives who have been campaigning on this issue for years.”
Commenting further, Jo said:
“There remain a number of unanswered questions about how much the different options would cost and where the money would come from, and I certainly intend to go along to one of the public exhibition sessions next week to get more information from CALA. We all want to see the best for the future of the Allander site, but given CALA’s track record on the Kilmardinny application to build a vast number of new homes, there is understandably some scepticism that CALA have the community’s best interests at heart.”
You can see copies of the consultation leaflet here:
Council to pay CALA’s legal costs
After ruling that the Kilmardinny development should go ahead, the Scottish Government Reporter Janet McNair has now decided that East Dunbartonshire Council should have to pay some of CALA’s costs because it acted ‘unreasonably’ during the local inquiry.
You can read my reaction here: