SOUTHSIDE Housing Association has launched initial plans which could see new homes built on the site of a former church in Mosspark. 

United Reformed Church has agreed to sell the site to Southside Housing Association who are planning to create “an affordable housing development.”

Proposals would see 34 homes created in the former church site on Mosspark Boulevard, alongside a “small community facility.”

As part of their preliminary plans, the group said: “The Mosspark United Reformed Church congregation has been closed down since 2019. 

“The existing church building currently stands empty and has become too expensive to maintain. Therefore, the United Reformed Church have offered Southside Housing Association to purchase the building and associated site.”

The location on Mosspark Boulevard has also been praised by the association, who pointed out the nearby transport links, including main bus routes and to be beneficial to the site.

The housing development would also be within a 20 minute walk to six schools and colleges and within walking distance of Bellahouston Park and other green spaces. 

“It is hoped that these new uses, proposed for the site, present a valuable addition to the surrounding community, in offering a community space that is currently unavailable within the immediate vicinity.”

“The wider social benefits further cemented by the housing offer, which seeks to contribute to the significant demands for such accommodation that presently exists within the area and the wider city.”

Southside Housing Association has now launched consultation within the community, including with Craigton Community Council, regarding the initial plans. 

Donna Reilly, head of development at the group, said: “Southside Housing Association is delighted to be given the opportunity to meet local housing need with a proposal to develop a project of 34 new homes on the United Reform Church site on Mosspark Boulevard.  

“The Association will continue to develop the proposals in consultation with Craigton Community Council.”

Final plans have yet to be formally submitted by Southside Housing Association.