Green light for new development
The go-ahead has been given for 38 new retirement homes to be built on the site of a derelict petrol station in Bishopbriggs.
Builder McCarthy & Stone has been granted permission to build the apartments on the ground of the former BP garage in Kirkintilloch Road.
The run-down petrol station has lain empty for more than a decade, with local people branding it “an eyesore.”
There were also concerns it would become a target of vandals.
A number of prospective deals fell through before the council granted permission for the housing development.
The new development of one and two-bedroom flats will be exclusively for people aged 60 and over.
Construction is expected to begin in April 2015.
Suzanne McElhiney, of McCarthy & Stone said: “Everything we do is built around a belief that later life can be rich, rewarding and fulfilling.
“This is why we’re thrilled to be bringing a new offering to Bishopbriggs.”