Appeal submitted over refusal of Cranhill flats plan

Appeal submitted over refusal of Cranhill flats plan

The developer behind plans for affordable flats in Cranhill is hoping to overturn a planning decision by the local authority.

Glasgow City Council refused an application from SIM Building Group to demolish a former social work base and deliver 12 apartments in a three-storey block at Ruchazie Place.

Thenue Housing had submitted a letter of support for the application stating that it had 338 applicants on its waiting list for two-bedroom homes in the area “all who need good quality, warm and safe housing”.

In its appeal document, SIM stated: “It is our view that the proposed development is acceptable, and the proposed scale, design and massing…comply with policy criteria as set out in the adopted City Development Plan.”

A decision notice issued by the council at the time stated: “The proposed design and architectural detailing, in particular, the proposed scale, massing, fenestration detail and materials are of poor quality and fail to provide a satisfactory response to the site itself and the wider context.

“The car parking area is excessive and visually over-dominant, to the detriment of the overall design and wider streetscape.

“The landscape design is ill-considered and lacking in extent. It fails to provide adequate, qualitative external amenity space to prospective residents.”

A spokesperson for Thenue told Scottish Housing News: “We can confirm that a planning appeal has been submitted which we support and hope it will be successful.”

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