Plans to convert Lanarkshire police station into homes
A former South Lanarkshire police station could be converted into a small-scale housing development comprising of six new homes.
South Lanarkshire Council received an application which plans to ‘revitalise’ Lesmahagow police station on Priory Road.
If approved, the former police station will be transformed into three terraced houses, two new-build flats and a new-build detached home, The Daily Record reports.
The building has lain empty for years and is not in the best state and is subject to regular break-ins.
Planners have suggested that by revitalising the building, it will make the area more pleasant for locals. Wilson Architects, on behalf of the applicant Clydesdale Developments, has proposed to keep the existing building and convert into flats and develop the plot on the ground to build a new house.
Remedial works to the existing building include re-roofing, re-roughcasting and installing new windows while keeping it similar to the original design.
The existing building only has space for two to three cars, and planners have identified space to extend this to 15 spaces.
A neighbourhood consultation began is currently in progress and will end on March 24.