A RESIDENTIAL development has been approved for vacant land around a historic Calton church.
City planners have agreed that 40 flats can be built on the site bounded by Abercromby Street, Forbes Street and Orr Street.
The one and two-bedroom properties will be beside and to the rear of the category A-listed St Mary’s Church.
Two blocks of flats, each with four floors, are being proposed for social rent by AS Homes Scotland.
A second application for a further 40 flats, fronting Orr Street, was approved last year.