In Springtime 1980, a new housing estate in the Village was given the go ahead. Daly Gardens and adjacent homes extending Ness Drive was originally designated as “Viewfield West”.
Permission was given in 1980 for the 59 new homes to be built on a site that had been propose to be used earlier as the playing fields for Blantyre’s new RC School. However, following the abandonment of the school, Hamilton District Council sold off the land to developers.
Falkirk based, Leech Homes were the proposed builders and planning had some attached proposals including that the area should be landscaped and kept “green”, including using materials that looked natural.
Daly Gardens is today, a quiet, private street with a feeling of being close to woodland. Do YOU live there? Can you tell me more? Who ended up with the contract, when were they ready?
Partly from “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2019
Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said:
Stuart Dodd It was Lynch Homes from Heathfield in Ayr that built them, the first homes were ready in spring time 1982
Sally Jamieson Yea I thought that too.
Christopher Hill I lived in Ness Drive for 26 years. The local community used to call me kingpin. Daniel Mitchell was my right hand man but he always knew his place as number 2. Alex Hillwas our apprentice he made a fine cup of coffee. Have some great memories in that street. Good times.
Jimbo McSkimming I think I was their first paper boy, did the whole of the village starting off at the sheltered houses in Stonefield park, down station road right down to the old saw mill, I also had special deliveries to/from a lot of the older ladies in the sheltered houses, so they had me deliver birthday cards, gifts to their pals. And one time a pot of soup. Saturday mornings it took me an hour just to get through the 6 or 7 customers in the park.
Tom Russell Steven Slevin street is named after the triplets.