Plans to build 131 new homes in Glenburn have been given the go ahead.

Sanctuary Homes sought permission to build the properties – as well as roads and footpaths – in open space around Bute Crescent, Iona Drive, Lismore Drive, Fairway Avenue, Colonsay Road and Sky Crescent.

The developer’s plans were approved by councillors at the Communities, Housing and Planning Policy Board – much to the joy of Councillor Eddie Devine, whose ward covers Glenburn.

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He said: “I’m absolutely delighted. This is a company with a good name and a reputation for building good homes taking over that particular site.

“It will bring much needed homes to Glenburn and it’s a big boost for the shops, which are across the road.

“The houses are a good standard. I have seen the houses they have built elsewhere and they’re of a standard that you want in Paisley, so it’s great for Glenburn.

“The fact that 109 are social rented units is music to our ears as well. The decision is welcome.”

The application explained the types of housing, which will be included as part of the new development.

It said: “The 131 units would consist of 109 social rented units and 22 shared equity units.

“The proposed dwellings would be built by Sanctuary Homes and managed by both Sanctuary Homes along with Paisley Housing Association who are registered social landlords.

“The development would consist of a mix of general needs housing together with amenity and wheelchair dwellings, featuring a mix of semi-detached bungalows, two storey semi-detached housing and two storey terraced housing of three or four units as well as semi-detached cottage flats.

“Externally, the dwellings would mainly be finished with a brick facade with detailing and different tones of brick to animate the facades.

“The palette would be used throughout the site to unify the aesthetic.

“The proposed layout utilises the existing roads surrounding the site and also introduces new roads through the centre of the site connecting the development with the parade of shops to the north of the site.

“A landscaped area of amenity open space would be formed at the north of the site, adjacent to the shops at Skye Crescent.

“Other areas of open space would be landscaped to soften and create a feature between built form.”