CONTROVERSIAL proposals to develop new homes on a green belt in the south west of the city will be debated by the planning committee today.

At least 43 letters of objection have been submitted to Glasgow City Council following the application to build 49 houses on the land north of Corselet Road in Darnley.

Objectors, as well as councillor Rashid Hussain and Levern community council, feel Briar Homes should not be granted planning permission as the local community were previously informed that no development would take place on the site.

Following the Scottish Government’s announcement there was a shortfall in private housing of 6500 units the council agreed less than 50 homes could be created at Corselet Road.

Local residents have raised concerns following the loss of the green belt and the impact on the local environment.

Residents claim there has been a lack of investment in the area that would benefit them including amenities, infrastructure and schools.

If successful, the development will see 49 houses which will include a mix of detached and semi-detached homes.

A new access route would be formed from Corselet Road, creating a loop road within the site to serve all residential units. Each home would have off street parking as well as visitor spaces.

A new pedestrian link to connect to other areas out with the site and preventing future home owners from being isolated from surrounding properties will also be included.

In a report submitted to the council officers say they have considered the objections and have concluded they do not contradict the local development plan.