Scots property developer submits proposals for care residence redevelopment

PROPOSALS for the redevelopment of a outstanding former care residence website have been submitted to East Renfrewshire Council by a number one Scots property developer.

Dundas is seeking to construct 18 indifferent houses on the positioning of the previous Mearnskirk Home in Newton Mearns after rethinking its preliminary intention to place ahead the creation of 65 flats.

That call by the developer adopted an in depth neighborhood session course of, with new proposals addressing earlier issues round parking, visitors and density of housing.

The brand new designs encompass two storey 5 bed room indifferent houses particularly designed for the situation, which though redeveloped as a housing property within the Nineties, lies throughout the grounds of the previous Mearnskirk Hospital.

Mike Andrews, Land and Improvement Supervisor at Dundas, stated: “We made it clear from the beginning of this session that the opinions of the local people would form the outlook of this growth – and we meant that.

“Their views have been taken under consideration each step of the best way to make sure a growth that advantages the encircling neighborhood in addition to those who might select to make it their future residence.

“The brand new plans for the event are sympathetic to the native space by way of supplies, density, scale and massing.

“New houses will probably be per the adjoining current housing, being constructed with a palette of supplies comprising purple dealing with brick and with precast stone characteristic particulars to replicate the character of the listed buildings.”

The proposed design additionally sees a tree lined avenue main into the positioning, non-public shared driveways that serve nearly all of plots and every residence will profit from an integral storage and excessive vitality effectivity scores.

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If accepted, Dundas hopes that development work is about to start on the brownfield website as early as March 2023.

The housing developer may also be figuring out an acceptable location for re-siting the domestically cherished Peter Pan bronze statue, created in reminiscence of a former hospital superintendent.

The statue was briefly faraway from the positioning by Dundas for secure protecting previous to the demolition of the care residence.

The Mearnskirk website is situated close to a number of colleges together with Mearns Major, Calderwood Lodge and St Clare’s Major College’s joint campus, Maidenhill Major and Mearns Citadel Excessive College.

It’s also round a 15-minute stroll to the Newton Mearns city centre which hosts facilities reminiscent of two supermarkets, eating places, a publish workplace and medical observe.