HOUSING Association’s East End Development Gets Go-Ahead

26 October, 2021 | News

GLASGOW City planners have approved a development of houses and flats in Tollcross.

Tollcross Housing Association has permission to build 43 properties in two blocks at a site to the south of Trainard Avenue, on both sides of Altyre Street, near Tollcross Road.

There will be 27 houses (a mix of two, three and five-bedroom units), 10 two-bedroom flats and six one-bedroom flats (four of them for wheelchair users).

There will also be a play area, communal gardens and surfaced kick-about area.

A design document by architects Page Park stated: “Tollcross Housing Association are looking to increase the amount of family housing in the area, and so are proposing a scheme which has a high proportion of houses.

“Page\Park Architects has explored with the association ways of combining flats and houses to create a housing development with an urban scale and the amenity of a conventional housing scheme.

“Uniquely, the association own properties on either side of the road, which gives opportunities not only to improve the built environment, but also the streetscape.”

It continued: “The new development would aim to be a high-quality designed place for people to live in, taking advantage of its proximity to Tollcross Park, and being part of the wider green network.

“Moreover, the adjacent play/sport park has the potential to become an active resource for visual and active amenity in the area, integrated within the new proposed development.”

The statement further stated: “This proposed site plan suggests reducing the overall width of the existing road to 5.6 metres, while widening the existing pavements on either side of the road to leave more room for pedestrians.

“The more informal street composition, with integrated sensitive soft landscaping, would help reduce traffic speed, while improving the overall character of the street.

“By reducing the overall width of the road, the on-street parking is restricted to visitors, and considers pedestrians as a priority. The street layout aims to create an environment in which walkability and social interaction are encouraged, in which pedestrians can walk, move around, or stop and chat safely.”

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