Masterton backs Barrhead residents over Fereneze Braes development

Paul Masterton MP has formally objected to Gladman Developments’ proposal to build on the Fereneze Braes in Barrhead and written to all residents in the local area to alert them to this proposed development.


The planning application, if approved, would see 50 new homes built on land to the north of the former Boylestone Quarry and west of Brownside Avenue, Barrhead.


This follows a previously unsuccessful application by Mactaggart and Mickel to build on the land in 2010, which has been designated as greenbelt.


The area is currently not zoned for development in the Local Development Plan and there are already major developments at the derelict Shanks Park and the Cargo Depot Centre in Barrhead.


East Renfrewshire Council is consulting on the application until Friday, 5 January 2018.


Commenting East Renfrewshire MP Paul Masterton said:


"East Renfrewshire Council has already selected sites to provide housing for our community over the next five years through the Local Development Plan.


“They chose not to include this controversial site – an area which is used by local people for playing football, walking their dogs and a whole host of other activities.


“I have been contacted by many local people rightly concerned about this proposal and I would urge all of them to formally object prior to Friday if they have not done SO already.”