A HOUSING developer hopes to transform a former university campus into a ‘thriving new community’ on the outskirts of Barrhead.

Planning permission is being sought by Miller Homes to create 233 homes on the University of the West of Scotland’s Thornly Park site, which is just off Caplethill Road in the Glenburn area of Paisley.

And a consultation event will be held tomorrow (Wednesday, August 21) between 1pm and 7pm at the Robertson Trust Sports Centre, within the Thornly Park campus, for residents to comment on the planning proposals.

A spokesperson for Miller Homes told the Barrhead News: “Miller Homes has been selected as preferred bidder for the University of the West of Scotland’s Thornly Park site, which forms part of the Paisley South Expansion Area within Renfrewshire Council’s adopted local development plan.

“This allocation is continued into the proposed replacement Renfrewshire local development plan and aims to deliver opportunities for new housing within the wider Paisley area.

“Under our proposals we aim to transform the site into a thriving new community by providing circa 233 much needed new, three to five-bedroom family homes for the area.

“We are keen to engage with the Thornly Park and wider community throughout the process to ensure the new development meets local needs and requirements. 

“We look forward to welcoming interested members to our consultation event on August 21 at the Robertson Trust Sport Centre on the Thornly Park Campus.”

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