PERMISSION has been given for a development of houses on vacant land in Dennistoun.
Glasgow City Council officials have agreed that four houses can be built on Circus Drive, at its junction with Hanson Street, across from the old Golfhill Public School.
The semi-detached properties will each have four bedrooms. Following public representation, it’s been agreed that a historic gate pier and wall at the front of the site will be restored and extended across the site.
The decision report by planners states: “The scale and massing is in keeping with the existing properties on the street and its design, with the use of sandstone to the main public elevation along Circus Drive, is considered to respect its setting and the character the Dennistoun Conservation Area.
“It is considered that the proposed development would make a positive contribution the character and appearance of the Dennistoun Conservation Area, subject to safeguarding conditions.”
A design document included with the planning application stated: “This proposal uses the architecture around it to influence its style and fills a vacant site which once housed similar dwellings which due to a fire became too badly damaged and sadly had to be demolished.”