DEVELOPER Withdraws £8Million Flats Plan For Disused Finnieston Bowling Club

27 November, 2020 | News

How the development was expected to look

—- UPDATE with statement from developer now published — click here

AN application to build apartments at a redundant West End bowling green has been withdrawn by the developer just days before it was due to be considered by councillors.

Nixon Blue had applied for permission for a 36-flat, seven-storey residential development and public garden at the former Corunna Bowling Club in St Vincent Crescent.

The city’s planning applications committee was due to consider the £8million proposal on Tuesday. Glasgow planning officers had recommended that councillors reject the proposal.

A view of the site in May 2018

Around 230 objections had been received from members of the public, politicians and organisations, including The Architectural Society of Scotland. There had also been around 30 letters of support.

The city’s online planning portal now lists the application as withdrawn as does the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting.

—- UPDATE with statement from developer now published — click here

No documents have been posted explaining the change in status.

A previous application by Nixon Blue for 39 flats in a nine-storey block at the site was refused last year.

How the development was expected to look

A report by city planners had stated: “This proposal fails to address the reasons for refusal of [the previous] application and the subsequent Local Review [appeal] decision.

“The proposed residential development on a site comprised of protected open space is unacceptable in policy terms and, even if that issue could be overcome, the proposed building is as large as that previously refused whilst being significantly closer to the Category-A-listed St Vincent Terrace.

“The public garden, put forward to address the open space policy issues is well landscaped even though it is small, however its position hard against the proposed building reduces the benefits it can provide and there are doubts about how such a space could be maintained for public access in the medium to long-term given that the ownership will remain in private hands.”

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