Homes plan for Bearsden bus garage site

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A major housebuilder has submitted plans for the creation of 135 new homes in Bearsden.

Cala want to build on the derelict bus garage site off Milngavie Road.

If the plan goes ahead, it would be the first work done on the ‘Kilmardinny strip’ - land between Milngavie and Bearsden.

The issue has been a source of discord for years, with ongoing wrangles between the developers, East Dunbartonshire Council (EDC) and residents.

Cala’s proposal would see 135 new homes built across the 9.2 acre bus garage site.

It would include 15 terraces, four semi-detached homes, 27 detached homes and 89 apartments.

The developers hope that a planning decision will be made by EDC by the end of 2013.

Should consent be granted, it wants to start work in spring 2014, allowing the first residents to move in by Christmas of that year.

Cala is planning to hold a public information day early in October to share its proposals for the site with the community.

A spokesperson for Cala Homes said: “Cala Homes (West) is pleased to have submitted detailed proposals to East Dunbartonshire Council for the bus garage site at Kilmardinny.

“We are planning to bring 135 new homes for a range of buyers including a selection of terraces, semi-detached homes, detached homes and apartments.

“Cala will host a public information day early in October to share our proposals and vision for the site with the community.

“More information will follow on this as soon as dates have been confirmed.”