OFFICIALS at Glasgow City Council have given the go-ahead for nearly 80 homes to be built in the second stage of a Dundashill development.

Plans have been rubber-stamped to allow 62 three-bedroom terraced houses and 16 four-bedroom properties - along with a communal garden - to be constructed.

They are part of a massive project which will ultimately see 600 homes built on the site of the former Diageo distillery.

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A design document states: “The proposals reflect the ambitions of Bigg Regeneration and will continue to build on the commitments already realised at Dundashill to promote this as an emerging canalside, distinctive, urban living quarter.

“There is a strong belief that high quality, crafted architecture will greatly enhance this site.

“Bigg Regeneration is proposing to deliver housing that responds to the daring and distinctive character of this emerging new place."

Each new home will have a back garden and roof terraces, while there will also be private parking and additional visitor spaces spread across the development to allow for easy access.

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The Glasgow Times previously reported how the first phase of the development involved the development of 90 properties for rent by the West of Scotland Housing Association.