Cranhill flats appeal bid turned down by councillors

Cranhill flats appeal bid turned down by councillors

Glasgow City Council has turned down an appeal into the refusal of planning permission for a block of flats in Cranhill.

SIM Building Group wants to knock down the former social work offices at 1 Ruchazie Place to make way for a three-storey block.

Glasgow City Council refused the initial application before an appeal was submitted last year.

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”.

However, councillors on the city’s planning appeals committee have agreed with planners who rejected the proposal.

A decision notice issued by the council 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.”

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