You may recall a few weeks ago, I posted about a large privately owned field to the east of Crossbasket Castle, High Blantyre which was earmarked as a development site for private housing.
The controversial plan for housing in this natural beauty spot west of Greenhall and situated on the banks of the River Calder, I can exclusively reveal, WILL NOT be going ahead. There won’t be private houses built on this land after all.
This follows the confirmed announcement that Crossbasket Castle have now acquired the ‘Foveran’ field (pictured this week) adjacent to the castle and also the existing privately owned bungalow on it. Rather than having anybody build homes on it, the plan will be to open up Crossbasket Estate further by rejoining this field which was once and anciently part of Crossbasket anyway. Slowly and surely Crossbasket as it was is being pieced back together again.
Crossbasket owners kindly contacted me yesterday to tell me the news, permitting it to be exclusively revealed here.
Map: Calderglen & Calderwood Castle History
Photo: Blantyre Telegraph
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