Plans to develop derelict Birkwood site

Plans...for Birkwood site
Plans...for Birkwood site

THE multi-million pound plan to convert Lesmahagow’s derelict Birkwood Hospital and grounds into a holiday complex and housing development took a step closer to reality this week.

The long-awaited application for planning permission in principle for the massive project has now been lodged with South Lanarkshire Council.

Developer Birkwood Estates Ltd has applied for “a mixed-use development comprising residential, hotel, holiday chalets and associated access arrangements, landscaping and formation of open space”.

For more information on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette which is in the shops now.