RESIDENTS opposed to plans to turn an empty care home into asylum seeker accommodation say they have been ‘shut out’ by developers.

Hundreds of objections have been submitted in response to the application by Mack Residential to take over the property once occupied by Torbrae Care Home on Castlemilk’s Bogany Terrace.

Among those against the idea include councillors for the Linn, Hillhead and Dennistoun wards.

The applicant is looking to provide 200 bed spaces for asylum seekers, including singles, couples and families.

The facilities will include dedicated catering, communal areas and facilities for health check-ups and ­administration, according to planning documents.

Following the end of the statutory consultation period, those involved in the plans have said ‘time constraints’ meant that they were unable to discuss their application with residents.

A planning consultant acting on behalf of Mack Residential has instead responded to the objections through a lengthy document submitted to the council.

However, some objectors believe their concerns have been ignored ahead of the plans going before the committee.

Castlemilk resident, Audrey Laird, said: “We have not been given a chance to disagree with the plans as we were fobbed off with excuses.”

Another resident, who asked not be named, added: “There has been no public consultation on the plans. Instead they’ve just hidden behind the excuse of running out of time.”

Evans Jones, acting on behalf of Mack Residential, addressed fears over occupancy, an increase in crime and possible strain on public services.

The document states that “the former care home had to make provision for elderly and infirm residents, specialist furniture, personal possessions associated with a permanent stay and complex access difficulties” that are “unlikely” to apply to asylum seekers.

In response to safety fears, it has been stated that residents will be under a curfew of 10pm and, in addressing concerns over strain on local services, the planner adds that routing health checks will be done by a visiting NHS worker.

A spokesman for Glasgow City Council said planning officials are currently in dialogue with the applicant and will raise the issues in their next meeting.

Evans Jones and Mack Residential were approached for comment.