A MAJOR plan to build more than 300 homes on land at a Barrhead farm has been given the go-ahead.

Planning chiefs at East Renfrewshire Council approved Taylor Wimpey’s application for a residential development at Netherton Farm.

It will include the demolition of existing buildings, new roads, alterations to the junction of Springhill Road and Springfield Road and 315 homes.

The houses will be mainly two-storey detached, semi-detached and terraced but there will also be two blocks of flats. Some will be for social rent.

Properties will range in size from two bedroom to five bedroom and the site will be made up of five areas.

Changes to the design of the junction will mean “the southern section of Springhill Road has priority over the road to Neilston.”

A planning report states: “With the progress on other sites in the immediate area the completion of the road upgrade programme has become more urgent. 

“The applicants have confirmed these works will be completed prior to the commencement of works on the house plots.”

The development is divided into five areas of varying sizes, houses, detached and semi-detached, as well as affordable private housing and social rent homes.

The applicant expects work to begin this year, with the first homes ready to be occupied by early next year.

It is anticipated the site will be developed at a rate of around 50 homes per year over six to seven years.

The planning report adds: “This programming will be dependent on market conditions and other factors.”

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