NEARLY 50 homes are to be built on the site of a former East End school after plans were given the greenlight. 

Shettleston Housing Association (SHA) has won its bid to transform the land of the old St Mark’s Primary. 

The body intends to build 44 properties, featuring a mix of houses, flats, and cottage flats, on the space between Muiryfauld Drive and Edenwood Street. 

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However, planning chiefs – who met with developers in January last year to review the initial application and suggest amendments – have told SHA bosses they must meet a number of conditions. 

This includes completing a comprehensive site investigation for ground contamination and providing detailed plans on refuse and recycling areas. 

They have also been told to ensure electric vehicle charging provision is supplied for all car parking spaces and that no part of the development should be occupied until it is accessible by both pedestrians and motorists. 

Glasgow Times: An artist's impression of how the development will look An artist's impression of how the development will look

The now derelict site had been home to the primary until the school closed in 2004. The building then burnt out in 2012 in what police described as a “wilful” fireraising. 

Nearby houses were evacuated as a precaution as more then 30 firefighters brought the blaze under control. Council chiefs then agreed an emergency demolition of the building. 

A planning document read: “There are good public transport links to the city centre and surrounding areas provided by regular bus services along Shettleston Road, additionally the local community is served by Carntyne railway station which offers links to Edinburgh and Glasgow as well as onward connection to the national rail network.”

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In 2017, the housing association approached the council with plans to buy the vacant land. 

A deal was struck in January 2018, with the housing association paying out more than £200,000 for the plot.

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