PLANS to build 47 homes in Easterhouse have been submitted to Glasgow City Council.

The Wheatley Group has applied to erect the houses, which would be available for “affordable rent”, on Shandwick Street.

There would be a range of accommodation, with two-storey family homes, cottage flats and ground floor wheelchair units. Houses would be a mix of two and three-bedroom.

The application reveals 59 car parking spaces would also be included in the development.

A planning report, submitted on behalf of the applicant, states: “The development of the brownfield site will positively impact the surrounding area, filling a gap site which has been undeveloped since the demolition of the previous tenement flats.”

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The site, running between Shandwick Street and Arnisdale Road, was used for agricultural purposes until the 1960s when tenements were developed.

Between 2009 and 2016, the flats were demolished and the site has remained as brownfield since.

Wheatley Group’s development would include four landscaped, amenity spaces, including a play area for children.

“It is our intention to create a variety of different spaces, formal play, informal play and landscaping to encourage biodiversity,” the report states.

“The layout not only promotes connectivity within the site but also to the surrounding areas. New pedestrian routes will be formed to local amenities and schools.

“The landscape in these areas will also be designed to prevent the creation of unwanted gathering places which could allow for anti-social behaviour.”

Local primary schools for the development would be Aultmore Park Primary and St Benedict’s Primary and the local secondary school would be Lochend Community High School.

The report adds: “While the proposed development will be for social rent, the types of accommodation provided ensure that a variety of demographics and particular needs can be accommodated, closely aligned with local housing need.

“The dwellings themselves exhibit high levels of energy efficiency, delivered through the use of high-performance building elements and renewable technologies.”