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