Dundas Estates announces new development

Submission of the PAN to East Renfrewshire Council marks the start of a community consultation process, which will precede the submission of a formal planning application.

The proposals involves redevelopment of the former Mearnskirk House Care Home in Newton Mearns to create 65 homes.

Mike Andrews, land and development manager at Dundas Estates, said: “We are proud to start the conversation around our plans for the transformation of the vacant Mearnskirk House site. We’re at a very early stage – and would like to encourage the community to come forward and engage with us to help us refine our vision for the development.

“We recognise the impact any work would have on the surrounding area – and want to ensure the community receives maximum benefit as we look to deliver 65 much needed homes including 16 affordable homes to meet increasing demand in East Renfrewshire.”

The plan is for the new development to be made up of a mix of two- and three-bedroom flats, with extensive landscaping lending to create private and public green spaces.

A bronze Peter Pan statue, put in place during the land’s time as the former Mearnskirk Hospital, will also be reinstated into a public space on site.

Andrews added: “This project will involve sympathetic regeneration of a vacant site, with care taken to ensure the materials and designs used blend seamlessly with surroundings and all homes will be built to the highest energy efficiency standards.

“Through elements of landscaping, sought after recreational spaces will be created, with clear boundaries in place to define public and private space. We would like the revival of this site to not only benefit our buyers, but the wider Newton Mearns Community and welcome any questions or input from the public.”

Following on from the consultation, plans will be reviewed and a formal planning application will be submitted to East Renfrewshire Council.

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