CELTIC Football Club is set to move to the next stage of realising its vision for a hotel and museum development at Celtic Park.
The club was given outline planning permission for the concept nearly three years ago but still needs to submit detailed plans for approval.
Documents submitted to planners this month regarding the retail element of the project reveal that Celtic is working towards lodging its final proposals and designs.
Celtic have had to apply to sort out one of the planning conditions attached as part of Glasgow City Council’s decision to grant planning permission in principle in September 2017.
It stated that the retail part of the development should be no bigger than 1,500 square metres with no individual shop unit being larger than 400 square metres, because the council wanted to protect nearby shopping areas.
But planning consultants acting for the club have now asked for the the restriction to be changed to reflect that only one shop is proposed and that it will be purely involved in selling club merchandise.
Their letter states: “The need to vary the precise terms of the condition has become evident as the applicant (Celtic FC) has sought to bring forward detailed proposals for approval.”
The overall development includes a hotel with between 175 and 200 bedrooms, a Celtic museum, shop and ticket office.