HIDDEN Lane Developer Wins Appeal Over Restaurant Plan

14 August, 2020 | News

COUNCILLORS have agreed that a vacant workshop at The Hidden Lane in Argyle Street can be turned into a restaurant.

Joe Mulholland, who owns 11 of the 17 properties at the lane in Finnieston, was initially refused permission by city officials.

But he appealed and Glasgow’s planning review committee has decided the eatery can go ahead.

An appeal statement submitted by Iceni planning consultants explained: “The proposed location is not dissimilar to existing restaurants located in Glasgow lanes, for example, Hanoi Bike Shop and The Bothy located off Byres Road on Ruthven Lane, and the various bars and restaurants located on Ashton Lane.

“The proposed development seeks to bring further vitality to The Hidden Lane, further enhancing a once derelict and neglected area and providing a range of facilities to an area which is considered a significant attraction to the local community and visitors to the city.”

The restaurant will have seating for around 60 people at ground and basement levels. There is currently no specified end user.

Glasgow City Council planners refused the application for several reasons including concerns over the proposed cooking and ventilation methods, access to the site for vehicles and pedestrians and refuse and recycling arrangements.

But councillors agreed that it had now been demonstrated that the use would not give rise to adverse impacts and overturned the refusal.

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