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East Renfrewshire Council has identified a 90ha greenfield site as the location for a new large scale development to the south of Newton Mearns.  

The council has been proactive in its ambition to see the development based around the principle of a strong Green Network and the Integration of Green Infrastructure (IGI).

The Partnership has worked closely with council officers to assist with the production of a detailed Development Framework which has the Green Network as a central pillar and to which developers will have to respond in their masterplan.

The Framework was extensively based on a detailed Hydrological Study which identified sustainable surface water management options which also provided the skeleton for other Green Network components such as open space, access routes and habitat corridors.

The Design Framework is currently with developers for consideration.

Read more about our Integrating Green Infrastructure projects here.