DEVELOPER Hopes Planners Will Be Bowled Over By Bid To Build On Green

9 January, 2021 | Residential

ANOTHER Glasgow bowling green is being lined up for a residential development.

SIM Building Group have applied for permission to build 24 flats for Parkhead Housing Association on a surplus green at Belvidere Bowling Club.

The four-storey building, with one and two-bedroom units, would front London Road.

The club, established in 1861, has experienced a drop in membership and only uses one of its two greens.

A design document submitted to Glasgow planners states: “In order to safeguard the future of the club, they decided to offer the unused bowling green for sale in order to raise funds.

“The development of the front, London Road-facing green therefore is of vital importance in order to protect a [more than] century-old institution.”

The statement argues that, as the site sits in a gap between four-storey residential buildings, the development would “suitably infill” the street frontage.

The proposal is pending consideration by council officials.

There have been mixed fortunes recently for developers proposing residential developments on disused Glasgow bowling greens.

Ten houses were recently approved on appeal for a disused green at Cathcart Bowling Club but an application for apartments at the former Mount Florida Bowling Club was refused by councillors.

Meanwhile at the end of November, Nixon Blue withdrew their second attempt to develop Corunna Bowling Club in the West End and are going back to the drawing board to try and address concerns raised by planners.

Kelvin Properties successfully appealed refusal of their plan to build flats at Shawlands Bowling Club.

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