Green light for four new homes on vacant land in Dennistoun

A development of four houses on vacant land in Dennistoun has been granted planning permission.

Green light for four new homes on vacant land in Dennistoun

Proposed elevations by DTA Architects

Balmoral Developments and DTA Architects had submitted an application proposing the development of two semi-detached two and a half storey dwelling houses on a site formerly known as 22 Circus Drive at its junction with Hanson Street, across from the old Golfhill Public School.

The properties will each have four bedrooms and an exterior which will consist of sandstone similar to those also in the area. Following public representation, it’s been agreed that a historic gate pier and wall at the front of the site will be restored and extended across the site.

The decision report by planners states: “The scale and massing is in keeping with the existing properties on the street and its design, with the use of sandstone to the main public elevation along Circus Drive, is considered to respect its setting and the character the Dennistoun Conservation Area.

“It is considered that the proposed development would make a positive contribution the character and appearance of the Dennistoun Conservation Area, subject to safeguarding conditions.”

A design document included with the planning application stated: “A thorough review of the immediately surrounding buildings was undertaken to determine the optimal scale and massing for the proposal to allow the development to properly integrate into the surroundings. With the surrounding buildings all residential dwellings of varying heights, scales and masses, the design proposals have aimed to take precedent from the main typologies to create a dwelling that reflects the character of the area.

“The immediate neighbouring properties consist of two storey or three storey dwellings and so by the site being situated between one dwelling at two storey and one dwelling at three storey the perfect progression for Circus Drive would be to incorporate a two and a half storey implementing many of the characteristics of the surrounding area. As such, the proposed dwelling has large bay windows to the front with a turret style forming the top before the slate roof covers the block. The overall shape of each block is similar to existing ones within the street and also to what was originally there. The resulting proposed dwelling therefore will fit in to the surrounding area in terms of form, scale and mass.”

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