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Green light could be given to demolish former station master’s house in Clarkston
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Re: Green light could be given to demolish former station master’s house in Clarkston 1 month, 2 weeks ago #31

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No Parking say the Cllrs.

Guess what, the reporter found parking on her visit.

She is not local and from Stirling and yet she found what local Cllrs could not.

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Re: Green light could be given to demolish former station master’s house in Clarkston 1 month, 2 weeks ago #32

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Impose orders to have defective / dangerous conditions of the house rectified.
(It wisnae me, it wis objectors) 'Chair Cllr Ireland'

Can someone not issue an order to have the house repaired / renovated as it may be dangerous. (Roughly)

Planning officer, it may look decrepit and the garden is overgrown but the house looks sound. So we could not serve an order on the owner unless it was looking dangerous or unsightly.

Some thing that Ms Ireland as chair should have been well aware of.

After being told off she added, in her defence, It was not me I was only asking as some objectors had mentioned it.

She should have known the answer and should nevber have asked the question in the first place, in my opinion.

Re: Green light could be given to demolish former station master’s house in Clarkston 1 month, 2 weeks ago #33

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Is it not about time that these people had some training.

Re: Green light could be given to demolish former station master’s house in Clarkston 1 month, 1 week ago #34

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15/1/2021
FOR SALE

Offers Over £185,000

Busby Road
Clarkston, Glasgow, G76 7BN

The detached former Station Masters Cottage is set on a generous plot and offers a superb development opportunity located in the heart of the ever popular suburb of Clarkston.

The property is ideally placed for a variety of local amenities, transport links and is set within the catchment area for the highly reputable Primary and Secondary schools.

In need of significant upgrading and refurbishment, at present the layout comprises; entrance vestibule into reception hall, large bay windowed principal lounge, good sized dining room, kitchen, utility room, two generous double bedrooms and bathroom.

The generous plot and garden grounds afford the opportunity to develop and extend, subject to relevant consents, and incorporate a generous driveway for off street parking.

EPC Band - E

Re: Green light could be given to demolish former station master’s house in Clarkston 1 month ago #35

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26/1/2021
Cllr Annette Ireland has posted on their facebook page -

Cllr Annette Ireland
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🌱Community Land Ownership 🌳🏡

I attended two afternoon sessions organised by Community Land Ownership and The Carnegie Trust this week.

These were to look at the difference community land/building ownership can make to a local area,

More and more of our communities across Scotland are taking control of the places where they live and, in turn, creating benefits not just for existing residents but also for the many generations to come.

Here in our own local area we absolutely have several areas/buildings that could be looked at for community projects.

www.communitylandscotland.org.uk/…/community-land-…/

www.carnegieuktrust.org.uk/search/land+ownership/

🏘 Day one was a very information presentation by Midsteeple Quarter, who are a local group with ambitious plans underway to transform a local area in Dumfries High Street.

Between November 2018 and April 2020 Midsteeple Quarter operated 135-139 High Street (now known as ‘The Oven’) as a venue for creative activities with a public focus, whilst also continuing to support community groups to use the space.

www.midsteeplequarter.org/
www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/…/pr…/scottish-land-fund

🏡 Day Two was a very informative panel discussion followed by a question and answer session around community ownership and the role it can play in shaping the future of our towns.

Speakers included The Stove Network Dumfries, Greener Kirkcaldy, Community Land Scotland and Power to Change.

Re: Green light could be given to demolish former station master’s house in Clarkston 3 weeks, 1 day ago #36

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03/02/2021

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Call for action to tackle problem of empty homes in East Renfrewshire

By Norman Silvester Reporter

Council chiefs have been urged to take action to reduce the number of homes lying empty in East Renfrewshire.

Campaigners say hundreds of privately-owned houses and flats are at risk of becoming derelict and uninhabitable during the Covid pandemic through neglect.

Scottish Government figures show the number of abandoned properties in East Renfrewshire rose from 187 in 2019 to 242 last year – an increase of almost 30%.

The number of residences that had lain empty for more than 12 months jumped from 120 to 170 in the same period.

There was also an increase in the number of second homes lying unused, from 69 to 72.

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP), which is funded by the Scottish Government, wants council bosses to force owners to take greater care of their properties.

It says homes which lie empty often end up with crumbling brickwork, broken windows and overgrown gardens, making communities look rundown and giving the impression of poverty.

Council chiefs have the power to issue notices to owners to ensure properties are kept in a reasonable state of repair.

If the owner fails to do the work, the council can take enforcement action.

Councils can also impose a 200% council tax surcharge on owners if they fail to keep their properties up to scratch and, in extreme cases, can obtain a compulsory purchase order.

Shaheena Din, SEHP national project manager, said: “The full impact of Covid-19 on the number of long-term empty homes is still emerging and the figures may continue to rise for some time.

“We believe empty homes can provide a cost-effective way of providing much-needed affordable homes after the pandemic.

“The average cost of returning an empty home to a habitable state is between £6,000 and £12,000 – ten times less than the average cost of building a new home.

“Furthermore, bringing empty homes back into use can provide vital revenue to businesses and the local economy.”

A council spokeswoman said: “Our housing service monitors the number of empty homes across East Renfrewshire and, where feasible, will continue to support bringing empty homes back into use.”
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