RESIDENTS are being invited to have their say on revised plans for a new housing development in Neilston.

The original proposals by Dawn Homes for the Kirkton Road site attracted more than 1,000 formal objections, with just four comments voicing support.

Amended drawings were added to the planning application at the end of last month and people now have until Thursday, November 11, to give their views.

The proposals would see 80 houses and 10 flats being built, with access roads, landscaping and a sustainable drainage system.

The site has a boundary with Kirkton Road and a railway line, as well as other properties.

Along with three and four-bedroom homes and two-bedroom flats, the application has been altered to include several two-bedroom homes.

There would be 24 affordable housing units, which is one more than previously proposed.

The plans include vehicle access from two points in Kirkton Road, with 227 parking spaces – an increase from the 208 spaces outlined in the original proposals.

Provision continues to be made for a children’s play area, seating areas, open space and trees.

However, plans for a public ‘piazza’ featuring street furniture have now been ditched.

The current application is not the first to be submitted for the site, which is earmarked for housing under East Renfrewshire Council’s Local Development Plan 2.

In 2018, a bid by Dawn Homes to build a total of 140 houses and nine flats on a larger site also attracted opposition.

A proposal of application notice was then submitted to the council in February 2019, outlining plans to build 98 homes in a smaller area of around five hectares, which is the same size included in the current application.

Members of the ‘No to Kirkton Road Development’ campaign group opposed the current application when it came to light last year.

They insist the development would result in loss of green space and community amenity and have also raised concerns over a potential increase in traffic.

Martin Egan, managing director of Dawn Homes, said: “We believe that having worked collaboratively with the council, we have delivered a much improved development plan for this land allocated for residential development.”