Former laundry to get clean-up
Published Thursday, 22 September 2011
The derelict site of the former Richmond Park Laundry in Rutherglen is to undergo extensive regeneration.
Plans to fully decontaminate the Cambuslang Road site have now been granted planning permission in principle by the council's Planning Committee which will see the land, which has had a long history of industrial use over a number of decades, used for a mixed development of 27 flats and a supermarket.
The proposal by Richmond Park Properties Ltd shows that the flats will be constructed on the northern part of the site, over three blocks, with the residential area, and the proposed new store, taking access from two separate points on Richmond Place.
This site is located within the Clyde Gateway Metropolitan Flagship Initiative Area - a 25 year project which aims to regenerate more than 70 hectares of industrial land, providing more than 100,000 new homes along with 140 hectares of green space.
Councillor Graham Scott, the chair of the Planning Committee, said: "This particular site, and the current proposal, is a prime example of the problems, and potential solutions, that exist within the Clyde Gateway area.
"I believe that this plan is to be both welcomed and encouraged. It will ultimately deliver the improvement of a heavily contaminated and derelict site, which has lain vacant since 2004, bringing undoubted benefits, both environmental and economic, to the local community."