200 new homes for Govan

25 Mar 2008

by Marianne Taylor, Evening Times

Almost 300 new affordable homes are to be built in Glasgow as part of a council plan to sell off land. Govan will be the biggest beneficiary, with more than 200 new homes and an epilepsy centre planned for three sites.

The rest of the 288 homes will be built in Priesthill, Castlemilk and Clydebank. The deal, agreed at a recent Glasgow City Council meeting, means five housing associations will pay a total of £1.7million for the land.

Elderpark and Govan Housing Associations will build 219 affordable homes for sale and rent around Elder Park.

Meanwhile the site of Elderpark Primary School, which is to close in 2010, will be redeveloped by the charity Quarriers as an epilepsy assessment centre.

The new homes are the latest regeneration plan to breathe new life into Govan, which will be home to the new £800m Southern General Hospital.

Councillor John Flanagan said: "There's a huge demand for affordable housing in the area."

Developments elsewhere include:

Alderglen Housing Association is building 42 homes on the site of the former Tormusk Primary School in Castlemilk;

Sanctuary Housing Association is creating 17 homes on a vacant site at Muirshiel Crescent, Priesthill;

Kendoon Housing Association is building 10 homes in Drumry, Clydebank.

Land in Castlemilk is also to be sold to private developer Glendale for £14.4m.

Reproduced with the permission of The Evening Times (Glasgow) © Newsquest (Herald & Times) Ltd.

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