Proposals have been submitted to South Lanarkshire Council to build nearly 4000 homes in or about East Kilbride.
The proposals have been put forward for consideration in the local plan, which designates what sites can be used for.
They include a plan for an area which could take 690 homes to the north of Stewartfield Way, near Kittochside.
This would extend the boundary of Stewartfield in a quite outrageous way.
The biggest housing land grab is proposed for near Auldhouse, with 1750 homes possible.
There is a bid to designate countryside off Hayhill Road as housing. Hayhill Road is a narrow country lane and could not cope.
There is a massive area near the Crutherland which could take 840 homes and another smaller patch at Nerston which could accommodate 140.
Now, we need new homes but we also need to protect green space and countryside.
I don't think all these - maybe not any - will get the go ahead but the council and others must surely think about how the town could cope.
We need a better train service and a dual line all the way to Glasgow. We need more parking for commuters - before any more come here.
Here's a picture showing the area at Stewartfield which has been put forward.
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