COUNCILLORS have agreed that 70 flats and houses can be built at the site of the former Garscadden Primary School.
The development by Glasgow Housing Association in Hurlford Avenue will have 28 houses and 42 flats for mid-market rent.
Seventy-seven objections were received raising various issues such as parking, traffic congestion and the height of the buildings, however planning officials had recommended approval.
They stated in their report: “Consideration was given to retaining the existing school [ which was built in the 1930s] and incorporating it into the design.
“However the current condition and siting of the buildings did not result in a positive design for the site. It was therefore determined that aspects, such as the boundary and some structural elements of the school could be incorporated into the final landscaping design.”
A statement included with application documents explained: “The development incorporates a range of houses, flats and accessible properties to accommodate a diverse range of residents and their requirements.”
Twenty of the houses will have two bedrooms and eight will have three bedrooms. There will be six one-bedroom cottage flats and six two-bedroom cottage flats. There will be a further 17 one-bedroom flats and 13 two-bedroom flats.