Four new villages planned for north eastern outskirts of Glasgow

Plans are being drawn up for four new villages on the north eastern edge of Glasgow which would provide around 1,500 homes. 

Community consultations are underway over the proposals for land beside Easterhouse, which has been designated as part of a Community Growth Area in the Glasgow City Development Plan.  

The long-term plan is to build around 1,500 homes on the 75-hectare Heatheryknowe site, south of Commonhead Road, with four distinct areas identified as suitable for development.

The plans from Manor Architects also incorporate pre-five provision and care home facilities, plus vast areas of open space and links to the adjacent Seven Lochs Wetland Park and Maryston Woods.

A statement on the consultation website reads: “The masterplan concept is to create four villages. Each will have their own distinct identity, sense of place and history.”

The villages will be named after local farms — Netherhouse, Rogerfield, Commonhead and Heatheryknowe.

The statement added: “There is a tremendous opportunity at Heatheryknowe to create a sense of place like nowhere else in the region; a place which is both sensitive to its environment and ambitious in its outlook.

“It will see a place where families and individuals can live sustainable and healthy lives on the edge of one of the greatest cities in the UK.”

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