A PUBLIC meeting is to be held to discuss the possibility of a new housing development in Johnstone.

Cruden Homes has submitted a formal application to Renfrewshire Council to build 38 properties in Rannoch Road.

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Residents are invited to head along to a consultation event in the Cochrane Castle Community Centre on Monday, June 17, from 3pm to 8pm to share their views on the proposed development.

Meanwhile, plans to build scores of homes on land where two Johnstone schools once stood have moved a step closer to reality after the applicant formally submitted proposals to Renfrewshire Council.

The former site of Cochrane Castle Primary and St David’s Primary, just off Beith Road, has lain derelict since the old school buildings were demolished in 2007 and a new joint campus was constructed.

After previous failed attempts, council chiefs took the decision to once again try to sell the land in July 2018 – and received five offers from developers.

As previously revealed by The Gazette, council chiefs took the decision to accept a £5.5million bid by housing giant Barratt Homes.

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And, last week, the developer formally informed council chiefs of their intention to lodge a planning application by submitting a ‘proposal of application notice.’

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