Residents expressed their anger after a firm submitted plans for a car park which would significantly reduce the area of their local park.

Around 100 Swinton locals gathered at a special community council meeting last week and agreed that they will put forward an official objection.

This comes after Springhill MOT Station handed in plans to the council to alter the popular Swinton Recreational Park, off Swinton Road.

The documents reveal that the company is bidding to install an additional 46 parking spaces, adding to the current 23.

If successful, the local greenspace would be reduced by 2025 sq m.

As a response, the local group gathered to voice their frustration.

Glasgow Times: Residents gathered at the parkResidents gathered at the park (Image: Supplied)

Glasgow Times: The banner created by residentsThe banner created by residents (Image: Supplied)

A spokesperson said: "They have cited in their papers that the park is not used at all, which is not true.

"There are plenty of people who go there to walk their dogs.

"In fact, when we went over there during the meeting to take pictures, there was a new football team that started playing there.

"It's a local park, it's ideal for them and it doesn't cost any money.

"A lot of people raised that if it wasn't for that park, they wouldn't have met other residents, it's a place for people to bond and make friendships.

"These plans would remove half of it."

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Next to the proposed car park, the company is hoping to create a dog agility area and a five-a-side pitch.

These would replace an existing nine-a-side pitch.

The spokesperson added: "It's one of the last green spaces that Swinton has.

"There wasn't a single hand at the meeting that was raised for the proposal.

"It's a great place for the community to have.

"People are angry, they aren't happy about it."

Glasgow Times: Swinton Recreational GroundSwinton Recreational Ground (Image: Supplied)

According to the community council, the firm bought its current land in 2020, which was also met with concerns by residents, due to the increased car traffic.

Complaints of noise and air pollution were also raised.

Springhill MOT Station claimed in the application that they aim to create the dog agility facility "on behalf of the community", which includes the erection of a low fence.

No one from the company was available for comment.

The plan is currently being considered by Glasgow City Council and a decision is expected by Friday, September 29.

The last day for comments is Thursday, August 31.