Permission granted for Pollokshields development

An artist’s rendering of the development’s entrance

Glasgow-based housebuilder AS Homes (Scotland) has been granted planning permission for 140 new homes for social rent in the city’s Pollokshields area.

The development on Maxwell Road, which is being built for social housing provider Home Scotland, will comprise 90 houses and 50 flats, including 10 cottage flats. It is being built on a brownfield site formerly belonging to local gas network company SGN.

The development’s two-bedroom flats will be arranged in either three or four-storey blocks while the terraced and semi-detached houses will offer a range of two, three and four bedrooms. There will also be areas of landscaped public space, including two equipped play areas.

All homes are to be highly insulated, airtight and will be fitted with photovoltaic roof panels.

Paul Kelly, managing director of AS Homes (Scotland), commented, “Pollokshields is an area of Glasgow which badly needs affordable homes for social rental, so we were delighted to receive planning permission for this development. The added benefit is that it will bring this long-term empty site back into use, delivering a major economic boost and creating new jobs for local people in the process. We plan to be on site within the next month.”

Stuart Dixon, head of development and delivery at Home Scotland, added, “Home Group nationally has a target of delivering 10,000 new homes in the next five years. This circa £20m project, which is being developed in partnership with Glasgow City Council, will contribute to this ambition and further strengthen Home Scotland’s already strong presence in Glasgow.”