APPROVAL Given For Flats Plan That Will Preserve Historic Ex-Hotel Facade

17 December, 2021 | Listed / Historic Buildings

PLANNERS have given the go-ahead for a development of mid-market rent flats at the site of a B-listed former hotel near Glasgow Green.

LAR Housing Trust have been given permission for 37 apartments at the old Inn on the Green premises on Greenhead Street.

The facade of the building and an adjoining single-storey structure will be kept with the reminder of the development being new-build. The roof of the property was destroyed by fire in 2014.

A statement submitted to city planners explained: “As a consequence of the fire damage and water ingress over six years, the damage to the interior and structure of the building is severe and unsalvageable.

“The site has been derelict since 2006, and despite planning approval for hotel and residential use…the site has remained undeveloped.

“The local area is in very high need of affordable housing and LAR considers the site to be compatible with the delivery of mid-market housing which (in line with LAR’s other developments)…will be offered for rent to people with a local connection as a high priority group.

“LAR Housing Trust has funding in place and is in a position to deliver this development.”

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