A PROSPECTIVE social housing development could see 70 new homes built in Glasgow.

A 12-week consultation period has been launched amid plans to transform an area of Abbotshall Avenue in Drumchapel into dozens of new energy-efficient properties.

Homes would potentially be comprised of a mix of flats, cottage flats, semi-detached and terraced houses, ranging from one to four bedrooms, for social rent.

The proposed development would be located between Abbotshall Avenue, Dunkenny Road and Drumry Road in Drumchapel, on the site of a former school.

Wheatley Homes Glasgow tenants in Drumchapel are being encouraged to have their say on development plans with the potential build already creating a buzz among those living in the area.

A spokesperson for Drumchapel Community Council confirmed tenants had already been in contact eager to get started on the application process for the new properties before they've even been approved.

They told the Glasgow Times: "New homes and investment in the area is always exciting.

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"After the initial consultation, we've had some really good feedback and people are very keen to get their hands on these houses even though it's not been green-lit yet.

"It's looking very positive."

Bernadette Hewitt, tenant chair of Wheatley Homes Glasgow, has encouraged local tenants to get involved.

Bernadette said: “It’s really important tenants living in the community have their say about the plans for new homes.

“It’s their chance to help shape the plans for their community.

“We want to create a fantastic new development for the area with new energy-efficient, family-friendly, homes.”

As part of the consultation, a community event was held earlier this month to gather feedback on the plans.

A second community event will take place on April 3 at Drumchapel Library between 3pm and 7pm.

Local residents are being encouraged to attend and give their thoughts on what type of homes their community needs.

However, those unable to visit the event won't miss out as an online process will also take place later next month with the overall consultation period coming to an end on April 21.