PLANS for the build of flats and a cafe in Glasgow’s Barrowlands Market area have been rejected by the city’s council.
The development would have seen a fire-damaged pub transformed into a cafe with two, one-bedroom upper floor flats, which Framed Estates said would make for ‘desirable living spaces and improve the overall aesthetics of the building’.
However, Glasgow City Council rejected the plans on the basis that the proposal was not considered to be in accordance with the area’s development plan.
The council continued in their reasoning, “The proposed flats as a consequence of their lack of external space, restricted internal space provision and limited aspect would result in a poor standard of residential amenity for its intended occupants, contrary to Policy CDP1 ‘the placemaking principle’ and SG1 ‘the placemaking principle’.
“The proposed flats by reason of their location central to the Barrowlands Market area, would provide poor levels of privacy for intended occupants as a result of their incongruous location within a busy commercial area providing unacceptable levels of residential amenity, contrary to Policy CDP1 ‘the placemaking principle’ and SG1 ‘the placemaking principle’.