A new 152 home development has been given the green light in Glasgow.

The plans put forward by Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) were agreed unanimously by Glasgow City Council's planning committee yesterday morning.

Work on the derelict site, bounded by Broomloan Road, Skene Road and Paisley Road West, is due to start by the end of the year with housing chiefs aiming for completion by 2018.

More than 150 homes are set for development including 116 socially rented homes and 36 mid-market rented houses.

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The site has been lying empty for the last decade since the former GHA tenements there were demolished.

Six objections had been submitted against the proposals by local residents, the Ibrox and Cessnock Community council and Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland.

They were concerned about the loss of green space in the area, the increase in traffic brought about by the development and the design and colour of the buildings not being in keeping with others in the area.

Despite the concerns, councillors all voted in favour of the development.

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The approval comes after the Evening Times reported that housing in the Ibrox and Govan area is in high demand due to the opening of Scotland's £842m flagship hospital.

More than 10,000 staff are employed at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital with many looking to rent or buy homes close to their workplace.

David Fletcher, GHA’s Director of Regeneration, said: “We’re looking forward to work starting on these new homes, which will make a big difference to the area and to the quality of life of local residents.

“These modern, spacious homes will also be highly energy-efficient, which means tenants will save money on their fuel bills.

“We’ll keep the community fully involved and work with our partners at the city council and the Scottish Government as the plans move forward.”

A group of representatives from the Scottish Government, the council and GHA have earmarked areas for regeneration across the city including Ibrox.