THESE are the first images showing how the opening phase of an £80m plan to revamp Hamiltonhill in the north of the city might look.

Queens Cross Housing Association has submitted plans to Glasgow City Council, requesting permission to build 201 homes for social rent and private sale.

The application coincides with the Council’s decision to hand over four areas of land, totalling almost 25 acres, to the housing association.

If granted, the initial scheme would see development on the site of the former Saracen Primary and St Cuthbert’s Primary schools

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A planning report states: “The first phase of development is zone A, located to the north east of the site, near the local centre of Saracen Street and bounded by Hobart, Bardowie, Carbeth and Stonyhurst Streets.

“This phase is formed of six distinct blocks with associated streetscaping and provides 201 new homes for social rent and private sale.

“The housing is made up of two and three storey houses, townhouses, mainstream flats and wheelchair adaptable flats with associated car parking.”

The scheme will see 177 homes for social rent and 24 homes for private sale.

It also includes a proposal for a small communal garden at Bardowie Street, transforming a currently unused area into an informal community garden with “space for a range of activities, attractive planting and trees”. Planning permission in principle for the overall scheme, which will see the erection of a residential development, commercial units and car parking, was granted in December last year.

The wider masterplan proposes over 600 homes, with a mixture of medium-rise flats and two storey cottage flats providing homes for smaller households, and terraced housing providing for larger families.

“The intention is that the development has approximately a 50/50 balance between affordable housing and units for private sale,” the report states.

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Councillors voted on Thursday to transfer long-term derelict land to Queens Cross Housing Association.

The sites require significant, high-cost work to be ready for development, including addressing drainage issues and grouting to consolidate coalmine workings.

The District Valuer ruled the “residual land value for the Glasgow City Council owned land will be nil”.

A council report said: “The regeneration of Hamiltonhill is a priority for Glasgow City Council and an important part of the Glasgow Housing Strategy.

“Hamiltonhill has a high proportion of gap sites including three recently demolished schools and others resulting from housing clearances.

“Council land has been identified through the masterplan process as the most appropriate location for social rent development with the site owned by Queens Cross Housing Association most suitable for attracting private sector investment.”