WHAT is being seen as a gift has been handed to those fighting to build Clydesdale’s first New Town – Owenstown – in the Douglas Valley.
Just months after South Lanarkshire Council knocked back planning permission for the creation of the 3000 home community near Rigside, a major national institution, the Scottish Housing Commission, has stated we don’t need just one Owenstown but EIGHT of them to address the nation’s growing housing shortage.
The timing for Owentown’s backers, the Hometown Foundation, couldn’t have been better as it just recently lodged an appeal against the council decision with the Scottish Government.
It is to the Holyrood government that the report has been directed.
For more on this, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette.