Support for Strategic Housing Development

The Bishopton Community Growth Area in the west of Scotland has been given a further boost.  Renfrewshire Council has provided its support to change land designated for industry to housing.  The size of the development will now be around 4,000 houses.

The Bishopton Community Growth Area is a key focus for new development at the western edge of the Glasgow City Region.  The original masterplan is around 10 years old.  Almost 1,000 houses have been built and there has been considerable investment in new infrastructure.

A review of the masterplan by Cass Associates has demonstrated that housing-led regeneration is a sustainable option in this case, meeting needs for new homes on previously used land which is highly accessible.  A planning application to formalise the changes to the masterplan has now been given support by Renfrewshire Council.  This increases the size of the development by around 1,000 additional houses.  In parallel, the programme for the delivery of support infrastructure will be revised to ensure that this is put in place in a timely way.