Planning decisions bring boost to area
Published Wednesday, 13 April 2011
A multi-million pound investment in Larkhall and new council housing for Rutherglen have been given the green light.
Approval at this month's Planning Committee also included plans to construct of a new multi-use games pitch for Burgh Primary School in Rutherglen and a proposal by Tarmac Ltd to extend the life of the sand and gravel quarry in Carnwath for a further 15 years.
The committee was also presented with an application for planning permission in principle by ASDA Stores Ltd and Muse Developments to build a £3milion store with filling station on a site adjacent to the new Larkhall Academy.
As well as creating up to 160 jobs this new supermarket in Larkhall would provide the opportunity for residents to shop and retain expenditure, in the town.
The proposed store will take access from a new roundabout to be built on Broomhill Road and will also have 235 parking spaces.
Another 'in principle' application from Muse Developments was also approved by the committee for the wider 'Larkhall Cherryhill Redevelopment' masterplan site around the proposed store.
Included within the proposal are approximately 330 homes of mixed tenure, 25% of which will be affordable housing, along with a medical centre, 60-bed care home, children's nursery, restaurant and car parking.
The proposed layout shows access via a new roundabout located at the junction between Broomhill Road and Church Street with an additional roundabout adjacent to the Leisure Centre and a main spine road through the site. A new access is also proposed off Margaretvale Drive with footpaths linking areas of the development.
Also given the green light was an application by West of Scotland Housing Association under phase 2A of the ongoing regeneration of the Fernhill area of Rutherglen.
The consent will allow the construction of 14 cottage flats and four semi-detached houses which will be let and managed by the council. The homes will be built on a site at the corner of Fernhill Road and Neilvaig Drive, whilst four retail units included in the plan, will be built on Fernhill Road.
The development will complete the residential and retail provision identified within Phase 2 of the approved Fernhill Regeneration Masterplan currently being delivered by the Regeneration Partnership which includes the council and the Fernhill Community Steering Group.
Michael McGlynn, the council's Head of Planning and Building Standards, said: "The variety of applications approved by the committee provides a snapshot of the diversity of development and investment which the Planning Service processes daily.
"From multi-million pound retail and housing plans, to schools, quarrying and the social rented housing sector, these decisions touch on all aspects of community life in South Lanarkshire."
The following applications were also given approval:
- Residential development (planning permission in principle) at land to the north of Greenacres, Kersewell Avenue, Kaimend, Carnwath (CL/10/0457)
- Extension to sand and gravel quarry at Newbigging Quarry, Carnwath (CL/09/0329
- Construction of MUGA pitch with associated fencing at 267 King Street, Rutherglen (CR/11/0009)
Full details of the planning committee agenda can be accessed on the Councillors and Committees pages.