A renewed bid is underway for a new block of flats next to the River Clyde - sparking an angry response from neighbours.

The site, next to the Yoker-Renfrew ferry landing, has been blasted by opponents who saw off a previous attempt for homes there.

Objectors say the development site is on a floodplan and that developer Carmichael Homes Scotland Ltd has proposed flood escapes on land they don’t own.

An original plan was submitted in May 2019, but was rejected four months later by Glasgow City Council officials, who told the company's representative: “Our view is that your client does not own all of the land within the red line.”

They also rejected the bid for being on a floodplain and being contrary to multiple planning rules and guidance.

That kicked off a dispute with neighbour Bill Faerestrand, who remains of the view that Carmichael Homes does not own all of the land - covering 2,250 square metres - at 64-66 Yoker Ferry Road.

Now the developers have applied, again - admitting they don’t own the full site, but stating they cannot find who does. The plans now propose 36 units, down from the 40 previously proposed.

But Mr Faerestrand claims the council is accepting the submission from the company's agent "without challenge".

Mr Faerestrand claimed: “Not much of an agent if they cannot search and interpret deeds. I have paid for and read all the deeds surrounding the area in question.

"Anyone sensible can see the surrounding land owners can be traced easily.”

How bad the flooding is in the area

How bad the flooding is in the area

Coastal flooding happens regularly at the ferry site, opponents say, but the developers argue the risk of flooding is minimal.

Councillors Eva Murray and Bill Butler have registered their objections to the application, which they called “still unacceptable”.

Other neighbours have opposed the plans because they say it will limit access to open space for Ellerslie Road residents.

The application says the flats would be near Yoker Sports Centre, which has since been earmarked for closure.

More than 80 objections have been lodged against the application.

The developer did not respond to requests for comment from the Post.