PLANS to build 84 new homes on a derelict site in Easterhouse are set to go under the spotlight.

Lochfield Park Housing Association (LPHA) want to create the new development on empty land near Abbeycraig Road.

The social landlord has submitted proposals to build a mix of two, three and four-bedroom terraced houses, alongside one, two and three-bedroom flats.

If approved, the 3.6-hectare site, which has sat vacant for more than 15 years, will form part of LPHA’s attempts to regenerate the Easterhouse area.

In his planning statement, Curtis Hold, acting on behalf of Grant Murray Architects, who are working with LPHA, said: “The site is overgrown with vegetation, with the concrete remains of the playgrounds and external steps from a former high school still visible that once occupied the land.

“A large amount of litter and large-scale tipping is present across the site, leading to a very negative impression and to the overall detriment of the surrounding area.”

The developers plan to build 105 parking spaces for residents and 21 for visitors, with a ‘blind bend’ at Abbeycraig Road being replaced by a new junction. There will also be 84 new bike spaces on the site.

Mr Hold continued: “The large areas of the site unsuitable for housing have allowed the creation of large areas of high-quality open space.

“The spaces include greatly strengthened links into the Seven Loch’s established path network, as well as amenity and recreation space for all the new residents.

“There are safe and overlooked areas for informal play and new public squares where new public art installations will create dramatic focal points along the new street vistas.”

The planning application came after a pre-planning consultation was held with members of the public in February.

In their report, Grant Murray Architects said feedback was “extremely positive” about the open spaces, house types and the plan to develop affordable housing.

Glasgow City Council are expected to decide whether or not to grant permission later this year.