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Go-ahead given to build new homes on contaminated site

Go-ahead given to build new homes on contaminated site (Evening Times)



CONTROVERSIAL plans to build 2500 homes on one of Scotland's most
contaminated sites have been given the go-ahead.


The former Royal Ordnance Factory in Bishopton will be transformed into
a "new town" over the next 15 years after developers finally secured
outline planning permission.

The masterplan for the old munitions plant was first unveiled four years
ago and has faced a storm of public protest.

More than 2300 villagers objected amid health fears over the contaminated
soil spread over the 2400 acres site.

But councillors passed the application by 12 votes to two after planning
officials stated there was no solid basis for their concerns.

The regeneration plan will see thousands of homes, a business park, a
community woodland and leisure facilities created on 23% of the land.



James H

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