More than one thousand new homes are planned to be built in four new villages on a greenbelt site on the edge of Glasgow.

Permission for a huge development of 1200 homes on land between Easterhouse and the M73 motorway has been submitted to Glasgow City Council.

The proposal includes the 1200 houses, a sheltered housing complex for another 120 people, a neighbourhood centre with shops and other facilities and new roads and cyclepaths.

Capper Farming Enterprises is planning the development of four connected villages on 90 hectares of farmland to the south of Commonhead Road in the east of the city.

The developers said that it wants to build homes that cater for all ages in the population with a mix of tenancies and home ownership.

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If permission is granted it is expected the homes would be build over a 12 year period.

The new communities would be called Rogerfield Village, Heatheryknowe Village, Netherhouse Village and Commonhead Village.

The plans include 337 detached houses,633 semi-detached, 229 terraced houses and 90 homes for retired people.

The developer said in a planning statement “The current demographic for the Greater Easterhouse area shows a relatively young population.

“The housing will be delivered over a lengthy period and the intention of the masterplan framework is to ensure that all ages are catered for in terms of housing opportunity.

“The intention within the Community Growth Area is that the development should be community focused and deliver a range of tenancy types for a wide spectrum of the population.”