Despite the unanimous decision by East Dunbartonshire Council to reject the application by Hallam Land to build 140 houses on Greenbelt Land at Tower Farm earlier this year, Hallam Land have appealed to the Scottish Government against this decision.

In order to determine the appeal, the Scottish Government have arranged for a planning appeal hearing to be held in the Campsie Memorial Hall, 2 Main Street, Lennoxtown, between Monday 24th October and Thursday 27th October commencing at 10am each day.

A number of residents have submitted statements in support of the Councils refusal to grant planning permission and will be attending the appeal in order to reinforce their objections.

This proposed development is a significant threat to the village and the loss of greenbelt would set a precedent for further development around Torrance and the neighbouring villages.

This is a public meeting and if you want to support the Council in their stand against this development proposal, please attend the appeal hearing on any of the days, if you are able. Details of the topics being covered each day are as follows:

Monday 24th
What are the implications of/for the emerging local development plan?
Is there a five‐year supply of effective housing land in the area?
Tuesday 25th
What would be the impact on the capacity of affected road junctions?
Does the proposal represent sustainable development?
Wednesday 26th
What impact would the proposal have on green belt objectives?
What would be the landscape and visual impact of the proposal?
Thursday 27th
Is this an effective housing site?
What conditions and/or legal agreements would be required if permission was granted for the proposed development?


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