Why has work stopped on Boghall Rd Realignment?

We have recently been inundated by questions from concerned local residents asking why the works on the Boghall Rd Realignment have stopped.  We hope the below explains the situation.

Modification of Planning Obligation

GRANTED SUBJECT TO CONDITION(S)

IN RESPECT OF APPLICATION 14/00359/DC

Glasgow City Council granted modification to condition no 7 of 10/00056/DC on the 4th November 2014.

Condition No 7 States the following;

No work shall start on site in implementation of this permission until an application for full planning permission has been submitted to the planning authority for the upgrade of the western section of Boghall Road, between Hamilton Road and the section that has already been upgraded by Bellway Homes. Thereafter, no homes shall be occupied on the Ellismuir Farm site until the upgrading work to the road has been completed and the traffic calming measures in Condition 04 (m) implemented”.

Reason; to make sure that the local road network can absorb the traffic that is predicted to be generated by the development, in the interests of pedestrian and vehicular safety.

Miller Homes submitted an application to Glasgow City Council to have this condition modified to allow occupation of homes in advance of the completion of the upgraded western section of Boghall Road. Glasgow City Council granted permission to allow modification to this condition and allow up to 50 homes to be occupied on the Ellismuir Farm site. This approval by GCC was in spite of a long campaign by Broomhouse Community Council and over 20 objections letters submitted to GCC planning committee which outlined material reasons as to why this condition should not be amended.

Prior to this application been granted by Glasgow City Council, John Mason, MSP had written directly to Miller Homes to seek clarity on the proposed timetable for the completion of the Boghall Road.  Mr Mason was advised by Miller Homes that they anticipated to complete the road by the end of January 2015. This same timetable was also communicated to the planning committee as a carrot waiver to push through the modification to the condition to allow occupation of homes.

Now that Miller homes have been granted this permission to allow occupation of homes on the Ellismuir farm site they are not obligated or can be enforced to complete this section of Boghall Road until they have reach the maximum number of 50 home occupations.

Broomhouse Community Council will continue to seek clarification from DRS and LES at Glasgow city council to establish a completion date. We will also seek to lobby our local councillors David Turner & Marie Garrity to make representation to Miller Homes for a commitment on a completion date for this section of Boghall Road.

We would also urge local residents to voice your concerns directly with your local councillors.

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