People pledge to reject plans to build on Bearsden greenbelt

Kensington Farm'18 March 2014'Pic: Roberto Cavieres
Kensington Farm'18 March 2014'Pic: Roberto Cavieres

Controversial plans to build 75 houses on greenbelt in Bearsden look set for a rocky ride - after people pledged to object.

The M&B Herald revealed last week that Mansell Homes wants to construct houses at Kessington Farm, close to Boclair Academy.

Developers are eyeing up a site the size of five football pitches and are about to submit a planning application.

They have held a series of exhibitions outlining their plans.

However, the proposal has not gone down well.

Craig Donaldson, writing on the M&B Herald’s website, said: “I will be first to submit a rejection. This tranquil area will be destroyed by this plan. Let’s stop the erosion of our peaceful Bearsden.

“Once this area is converted, where is next? When does it stop?”

Another website user said: “Progress is important but at what point do the reasons for living in an area become outdated - golf courses, sold for houses, green belt, sold for houses, school playing fields, sold for houses...”

There were similar comments on our Facebook page.

Mansell Homes was unavailable for comment