PLANNING permission has been given for the first phase of waterfront regeneration at Govan.
City officials have approved proposals by Govan Housing Association for five blocks containing a total of 92 flats and six commercial units at Water Row.
Much of the site had been in use as a car park. There will also be some public “streetscaping” and a residential courtyard area with a colonnade.
The commercial units will be at ground floor level and will be aimed at community-focused ventures.
The flats will all have two bedrooms and will be for mid-market affordable rent.
The decision report by planners states “The scale, massing, layout, design and mix is considered to be entirely appropriate for the site and environmental analysis and modelling has been undertaken in order to maximise daylight and sunlight to apartments and amenity spaces, capitalise on outlook whilst protecting privacy and create a setting for the development, which not only offers high levels of amenity for residents but becomes a destination for the local community and visitors.
“The development will provide definition to Water Row and Govan town centre square and will act to emphasise and activate the route to the river, its walkways and the new Govan/Partick Bridge.”
A masterplan for the Water Row area was approved in 2020.