FINNIESTON Foundry Development Verdict Taken Out Council’s Hands

6 December, 2022 | News

THE fate of a Finnieston flats proposal will be decided by a government appeal expert.

Nevis Properties want to demolish a former brass foundry — now used as offices — in Minvera Street and build an eight-storey apartment block.

They have been in talks with Glasgow city planners since applying for permission, over issues that had been raised.

The developers have now lodged an appeal with the Scottish Government after progress stalled.

Their appeal statement explains: “The number of residential units proposed was reduced from 64 to 59 during the determination period, and it is the updated scheme of 59 units for which permission is now sought.

“The appellants agreed to extend the statutory determination date, but this has not led to a timeous resolution of the outstanding matters.

“As the council did not agree to a further extension, the appellants have felt that they had no choice but to lodge an appeal against deemed refusal.”

The statement continues: “The proposed development represents a high-quality, design-led modern development which would be of a suitable density for this high accessibility, inner urban area.

“The design and materials respect the context of the site. The proposed development complies with the development plan in overall terms and there are no material considerations that indicate that planning permission should not be granted.”

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