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April Fools Day is D-Day for Owenstown

Owenstown...the way the new town in Clydesdale could look if planners give it the thumbs up.

Owenstown...the way the new town in Clydesdale could look if planners give it the thumbs up.

 

THOSE promoting the dream of creating a new town in the Douglas Vallety are hoping there is no omen behind the choice of the date on which its fate will be decided, April 1.

South Lanarkshire Council will come to the long-awaited decision on whether or not to grant Owenstown planning permission, allowing 3500 new homes for a population of 8000 to be built on a site near Rigside along with shopping and leisure facilities, industries and a school.

Hometown Foundation director Bill Nicol said: “I met Nick Boles, the UK planning under-secretary, in London last week and he seemed very enthusiastic indeed about the whole concept.”

But council plannners appear to be worried that the scheme does not fit in with South Lanarkshire Council’s general development policies.

On April 1 councillors will be making the most important planning decision for Clydesdale for a generation...so make sure you don’t miss the Gazette to find out what happens!

What’s your view on Owenstown? Submit your views in our comments section or write to the Editor Julie Currie at 3 High Street, Carluke, ML8 4AL, or email jcurrie@jpress.co.uk

 

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