HUNDREDS of homes can be built on land next to the River Clyde after developers received the green light.

Swan Group has been given permission by Glasgow City Council to build 151 flats on Newhall Street.

The company’s managing director Phil McGinlay said the development will “revitalise” the area.

Plans for the site, at the junction of Newhall Street and Main Street, next to Glasgow Green, were submitted in January last year.

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Mr McGinlay said: “Swan Group’s Newhall development is set to revitalise an area in Glasgow’s east end which will offer residents unrivalled, safe access to the city centre.

“Not only will the 151 flats be positioned next to the River Clyde walkway, they are also right next to Glasgow Green offering a traffic free route through to the heart of the city.

“We look forward to delivering more high-quality affordable homes for the workers and families who are integral to the future of Glasgow city.”

The development will include a mix of one and two-bedroom properties and 128 parking spaces, including 14 for visitors.

“Given the highly accessible location, there is only 85% car parking proposed,” the plans stated.

The brownfield site is current vacant but was previously used for tenements and industrial buildings.

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Swan’s scheme will be made up of five blocks, with free facing onto the river.

The application stated: “The site is adjacent to one of the largest greenspaces in the city, Glasgow Green, and residents will clearly be able to take advantage of this excellent facility.

“With the Clyde Walkway forming the south west boundary, the site enjoys good views across the river and beyond to Richmond Park.”

It added: “The landscape design at Newhall Road is designed to take advantage of the prime location on the banks of the River Clyde and close to the central municipal green space of Glasgow Green.”

There will be a cycle space for each flat and 38 spaces for visitors.