RENFREWSHIRE South MSP Tom Arthur visited a new housing development in Barrhead to view progress at the site.

Taylor Wimpey West Scotland has now completed its programme of local road infrastructure improvements at Springfield Road, Springhill Road and the 5 Ways Junction in Duncarnock.

The site, situated off Springfield Road, offers two, three, four and five-bedroom homes.

The development will also include a provision of 25 affordable homes for social rent, 27 entry level homes for sale, as well as further contributions towards the provision of affordable homes.

SNP man Mr Arthur (pictured third right), who is also the Minister for Public Finance, Planning and Community Welfare, told the Barrhead News: “It was great to have the opportunity to meet the senior team at Taylor Wimpey and see how work at Duncarnock is progressing, and also gain a greater understanding of the contribution it is making to the local community, in terms of both employment and infrastructure improvements.”

David Blair, managing director for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, added: “We’re working hard to help our customers to live more sustainably and the homes at Duncarnock have many features which make it easier for them to save energy and water and work from home.”