Decision delayed into Cranhill affordable flats plan
A decision into plans to demolish a former social work base and deliver 12 affordable apartments in Cranhill has been delayed by Glasgow City Council.
About this development:
- Authority:Glasgow City
- Team:Allison Architecture (architect), SIM Building Group (developer)
SIM Building Group wants to knock down the former offices at 1 Ruchazie Place to make way for a three-storey block at Ruchazie Place.
Glasgow City Council refused the initial application before an appeal was submitted earlier this year.
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.”
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.”
The applicant, which has been backed by Thenue Housing Association, called on the council’s planning review committee to grant permission. However, a decision has been delayed as councillors want more information.