The fight goes on to save greenbelt land

Residents opposed to plans for housing on greenbelt land in Bearsden say it will cause traffic congestion and put a strain on local services.

Mansell Homes has submitted a planning application to build 80 houses on a site at Kessington Farm, close to Boclair Academy and adjacent to Inveroran Drive.

There was a heated public meeting recently, organised by Baersden East Community Council, and over 50 people went along - many of them were concerned about the plans.

Craig Donaldson of ?? said: “A bat surevy carried out shows that there are lots of bats in the farm and Templeton woodland area.

“Much of the woodland would be destroyed due to the construction of housing.

“The application suggests that there would only be 50 cars for 80 homes.

“Lots of homes in Bearsden have two cars so this figure seems very low.

“The application also suggests that only 16 children would live in 80 homes .

“That is quite unreasonable to suggest, especially when the housing development is next door to a school.

“It is more likely that this development will be higher than average filled with families.”