CAR-Free Mews Proposal Would ‘Help Bring Back Lane Culture’

29 September, 2021 | Residential

PERMISSION is being sought for two mews dwellings in a Glasgow lane.

The three-bedroom properties are proposed for Somerset Place Mews, in the block between Elderslie Street and Clifton Street. The site is presently used as office car parking.

A design document submitted with the application states: “There is evidence that there have been a number of mews properties demolished in this lane and the majority of these sites have since been converted to parking for front office buildings.

“Our proposal is to revert to the historical ‘lane’ culture which is supported by Glasgow City Council policy to breathe life back into these neglected lanes.

“By re-instating mews buildings, we aim to reinforce the building line and character of the historic lane, as most of the traditional mews have been demolished and the lane frontage has become fragmented.”

Repairs would be carried out to the damaged potholed cobbled surface in front of the new properties.

The statement continues: “[The proposal] will comply with requirements on scale and massing, with pitched slate roofs and gable ends. Elevations to the lane will be finished in stone. Windows will have a vertical style, framed in timber, and windows to the roof will be conservation style, with traditional glazed brick and timber to the sides and rear elevations.

“There will be no provision for private parking for these dwellings as part of our proposal, in line with the clear aspiration of the city council.

“The proposed dwellings will significantly enhance the unique characteristics of the area contributing to a strengthened sense of place which will be sustainable in the long term and seeks to knit and reconnect the area back into the existing urban fabric.”

The application by PMD Properties Ltd is pending consideration by Glasgow City planners.

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