Cater Group removes hot food outlet from Tollcross proposal

Revised plans have been submitted to deliver flats and commercial units in the East End of Glasgow.

Cater Group wants to develop six flats above two retail units at 1042 Tollcross Road.

Designed by Neil Rothnie Architecture, the four-storey building will include a terrace for residents at first floor level at the rear of the building.

A design document included with the application states: “This will bring use back to a derelict area of land which currently provides no economic aesthetic benefit to the local town centre.”

A similar proposal for the site, which specifically included a hot food takeaway outlet, was rejected earlier this year.

The council’s decision notice read: “The proposal fails to meet the necessary placemaking qualities in terms of inappropriate design and materiality, impact on the character of the street scene and the impact on the amenity of existing residents through loss of privacy and amenity afforded to future residents.

“The information received also fails to demonstrate the significant ground conditions could be suitably addressed.”

“The proposed hot food takeaway as part of a residential block, within close proximity of residential properties, is also contrary to the council placemaking principles.”

Other issues listed include:

  • The takeaway would mean that the accepted level of food and drink uses within the street block had been exceeded.
  • The scale and design of the commercial units compromised the level of amenity afforded to future residents.
  • Lack of cycle provision for staff/visitors to the commercial units failed to encourage active travel.

The hot food takeaway outlet is not included in the new proposals.

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