Wheatley Group plans for homes in Glasgow’s West End rejected

Glasgow City Council has rejected plans submitted by Wheatley Group to demolish 12 lock-up garages and build seven mews-style homes in the city’s West End.

The planning application concerned the rear of 7 Lowther Terrace at Redlands Lane, just off Great Western Road.

Under the plans, the two-storey homes were each to have three bedrooms and an integral garage accessed off the lane plus a private garden at an upper terrace level, ReGlasgow reports.

Glasgow City Council officials said: “The proposal is considered to amount to overdevelopment which does not respect and integrate with the existing environment or preserve and enhance the special character and appearance of Glasgow West Conservation Area.”

They said the development would encroach on neighbouring flats, lead to loss of car parking and communal garden space for existing residents, and lacked well-designed and located refuse and recycling storage and collection facilities.

Officials added that it would also encroach into the root zone of mature trees on Kirklee Road, which contributes positively the historic character of the area.

A document submitted with the application by Richard Murphy Architects stated that the development would turn Redlands Lane from “what is effectively a featureless back alley into a secure residential street of appropriate scale to the surrounding area”.

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