Local Lib Dems are working with campaigners to demand that local people are given a say over the proposed development at Jellyhill in Bishopbriggs.
Despite the plans being rejected by councillors, their decision was overturned by a Scottish Governmentappointed Reporter, who refused to meet with local campaigners or elected representatives.
Lib Dem Councillor Gary Pews has met with the Save Bishopbriggs’ Canal Greenspace group and shares
their concerns that residents were not given the opportunity to voice their concerns directly to the Reporter.
Gary said: “I commend the local campaigners who ran a dignified campaign, and support their calls for a moratorium on this decision pending the SNP Government’s current review of planning legislation.
“I hope this review will grant the same right of appeal to local residents as applicants have, as the current system is too skewed in favour of developers.”
Local MP Jo Swinson has been contacted by several constituents on the issue.
Jo said: “I have written to the Scottish Government to express the concerns of local people. It’s not right that the development will be going ahead in spite of councillors unanimously rejecting the plans and more than 500 letters of objection being submitted by local residents.”
Jo Swinson has also recently met with CALA to highlight these concerns.