Plans to demolish Paisley arcade for new student flats approved
Plans to demolish the Leisureland amusement arcade in Paisley High Street and build student flats in its place have been approved.
Renfrewshire Council’s planning board approved plans which will see multi-storey accommodation erected at the site comprising of 150 studios.
The site is on the corner of High Street and Storie Street and adjacent to the University of the West of Scotland (USW) students’ union, as well as the campus being located to the south.
Concerns had been voiced about the size of the development in a prominent part of the conservation area, which is located just minutes from the museum.
However, Councillor Bruce MacFarlane said the current building didn’t enhance the town centre either. He said: “We’ve got to deal with the application in front of us – not the application we wish we had in front of us.”
Ten councillors voted in favour of granting planning permission, with four voting against, The Paisley Daily Express reports.
It remains uncertain whether Leisureland plans to relocate or close permanently.