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IS ERC - a council without credibility, transparency or accountability? Print E-mail


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11th December 2013

PERMISSION was granted for the building of houses on the former Volvo site on Kelburn St, Barrhead on the 27th November 2013.

Have East Renfrewshire Council in granting this permission performed a U turn in respect of their policy of requiring builders to provide either 25% of the development as affordable housing and or pay for planning gain / developer contributions?

At the recent planning applications committee (PAC) meeting councillors heard that these houses which had initially been indicated would number between 80 and 108, will now consist of only 58 with 54 of them being detached and they will be 3, 4 and 5 bedrooms, together with 4 semi detached, yet the area that has now been approved for development has increased by 0.2 hectares from a previous application a number of years ago.

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