Scottish Government Reporter must reject Gladman's vision for Waterfoot


Jackson Carlaw MSP and Paul Masterton MP have today again called upon The Scottish Government Reporter to heed the concerns of local residents and East Renfrewshire Council in rejecting Gladman's Waterfoot planning application.


This follows their formal objections to the planning application, which were made in June 2017.


The planning application, if approved, would see nearly 200 new homes built alongside local retail and community facilities to West of Glasgow Road in Waterfoot.


Similar proposals submitted in 2014 were rejected by the Scottish Government Reporter who deemed that they would lead to substantive change in the area’s landscape.


There is now a further consultation period with The Scottish Government which East Renfrewshire Council has until 15 December 2017 to respond to. All previous responses sent to East Renfrewshire are to be available to The Scottish Government Reporter.


This 'direct appeal' occurs where the statutory period for determining a planning application has ended and a decision has not been made to either approve or deny the development, the developer has the right to make an appeal for a final decision to be directly taken by the Scottish Government Reporter.


Commenting Eastwood MSP, Jackson Carlaw said:


“I and my Scottish Conservatives colleagues have consistently fought against this proposal and thankfully defeated it previously with huge local anger about the plans.


"East Renfrewshire Council now needs to listen to their residents and tell The Scottish Government Reporter to reject Gladman's proposal for the good of Waterfoot."


East Renfrewshire MP, Paul Masterton, added:


"Objecting to this unwarranted and unwanted intrusion into our greenbelt was one of the very first representations I made to East Renfrewshire Council after being elected.


"Local opinion was clear then and it is even clearer now: The Scottish Government Reporter must listen to their legitimate concerns about the fundamental change this proposal would bring to Waterfoot."