Newton Mearns could be set a new state-of-the-art retirement village.

Plans for the development, at the Netherplace Works, are to be presented to the council this week.

A pre-determination hearing on Thursday will showcase proposals for 197 flats and 62 cottages.

As part of the plans there will also be an 80-bed care home, community facilities and a dedicated Village Hub.

Ahead of this week’s meeting, a planning statement from Andrew Binnie Planning Ltd, said: “Full planning permission is sought for the erection of a retirement care village.

“The proposed development will involve the demolition of all of the existing buildings and structures on the site, which will thereafter allow for the proposed development to come forward.

“The design of the proposed development has been informed as a result of a range of iterative discussion with Alzheimer Scotland and the University of the West of Scotland.”

Flat sizes within the development, being proposed by Newton Mearns Projects Ltd, will range from one to two bedrooms, with each of the cottages also having two bedrooms. There will also be around 60 parking spaces.

Councillors will discuss the plans on Thursday but, as it is a pre-determination hearing, no decision will be made.

The village will be marketed as somewhere for the over 55s to stay if consent is granted further down the line.

It comes despite Crookfur, Greenfarm and Mearns Village Community Council objecting to the plans over what they described as insufficient parking, a lack of demand and noise issues.

A statement from the group’s chairman Jim Kerrigan said: “There should be a minimum of one space per apartment plus additional space for visitors.

“The proposal mentions that there is substantial demand for such housing. The fact that some of the current homes on Capelrig Road and Stewarton Road are unsold would seem to argue against this.

“In summer weather, if no noise suppression is put in place it could prove difficult for residents to sleep with windows open.

“The community council would prefer to see this site retained for commercial use as development on this basis this would offer greater job opportunities.”

But a report by Director of Environment Andrew Cahill said: “The decision on this application is not considered to set a precedent for mainstream housing at the site or within the greenbelt in general.

“Such applications will have to be justified against the relevant development plan policies and material planning considerations that time.

“When considering all of the matters relevant to this application and balancing the proposal against the development plan and material considerations it is considered that this development is acceptable at this location.”