Council gives planning permission to Cumbernauld House development

Council gives planning permission to Cumbernauld House development

Cumbernauld House: Planning permission granted. Pic: © STV

Planning officials at North Lanarkshire Council have given the green light to the proposed development of Cumbernauld House.

At a meeting at the council’s Motherwell headquarters, CHB Development were granted permission to turn the 18th century A-listed former hunting lodge into a ten unit residential development.

The developers want to convert the building into two four-bedroom houses, two three-bedroom houses, two houses with two bedrooms in each and four flats.

Of the council members attending the planning meeting, nine members voted to agree the application while four voted to refuse.

The decision has been controversial with local pressure group Cumbernauld House Trust opposing the development plans. They want to return the building to community use.

The Trust is also angry that the final decision on the property was made on a weekday in Motherwell rather than in Cumbernauld, as they believe this has prevented local people from voicing their concerns at the meeting.

The planners will now visit the Cumbernauld property for a site inspection.

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