Campaigners lose legal battle to prevent Jordanhill campus housing development



Residents campaigning against plans to deliver more than 400 homes on the University of Strathclyde’s former Jordanhill campus have lost their legal action to stop the proposal at the Court of Session.

CALA Homes (West) gained planning permission from Glasgow City Council to develop the 31-acre in January 2017, though Jordanhill Community Council members had hoped to overturn the decision.

The opponents claimed that the £100 million development will strain local infrastructure and leave too little green space. They also argued that the council failed to follow correct legal procedures.

The campaigners said that “significant changes” had been made to the plans between 2011 and 2017, and that the developer could not deliver the amount of green space originally promised.

The council’s legal team, however, said the amount of protected green space had not changed.

Judge Lady Wolffe concluded on Wednesday that Glasgow City Council had acted correctly and dismissed the case.

Jim McIntyre, managing director of CALA Homes (West), said: “We are pleased to take another step forward with our plans to build one of Glasgow’s most desirable residential developments on the legacy of Jordanhill Campus.

“As has been the case since we began this process, we are committed to sympathetically enhancing a community asset and improving existing green space on the site, while creating jobs and meeting demand for high quality housing in the city.”