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Miller Homes to build 1,000 new city houses

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Image caption Miller's building plans include 600 new homes at Broomhouse

A construction firm has announced plans to build nearly 1,000 new homes in Glasgow over the next decade.

Miller Homes said it had received planning approval for a range of family properties on new sites at Broomhouse, Crookston and Cardowan and an existing development at Glasgow Zoo.

Miller Homes said the construction projects would support thousands of jobs.

The gross development value of the sites is expected to be about £250m.

The development at Broomhouse in the south east of the city will comprise a total of 600 new homes which will be built in phases over the next 10 years.

Work is due to begin on site in late summer.

A total of 265 properties are planned for Crookston Road on the south side of Glasgow, while the development at Glasgow Zoo will feature 60 new homes. A further 58 houses are planned for the development at Cardowan on the north-eastern edge of the city.

Market 'improving'

Miller Homes Scotland managing director David Knight said work on the projects had been going on behind the scenes for a number of years.

He added: "This investment clearly demonstrates our commitment to house building and confidence that the market is showing steady signs of improvement, which has been helped by initiatives such as the reintroduction of 95% mortgages to help homebuyers.

"From a wider economic perspective, we will also be supporting jobs in the city, with every new home built supporting four new jobs - two directly and two indirectly - and creating opportunities for apprentices."

Miller Homes currently has 12 live developments in the west of Scotland.

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