IBROX Service Station To ‘Revisit’ Their Expansion Plans

15 January, 2022 | News

PROPOSALS for a mixed-use redevelopment of an Ibrox service station — including drive-thru restaurant — have been withdraw pending submission of a revised scheme.

GHSL Ltd had applied for changes at their site at 675 Paisley Road West. Also proposed were an extension to the shop and formation of a vehicle wash facility.

There were more than 500 objections to the plans.

Correspondence to Glasgow City Council from an agent for the applicant asks for the application to be withdrawn in the light of unspecified recommendations and advice received from planners.

It continues: “We will be revisiting the plans and wish to shortly make a formal pre-application enquiry for the revisions.”

No further details are given regarding what will be included in the new proposal.

It’s stated that the applicant’s desire is for “a supportable scheme” to be defined with the planning authority’s input before a further application is made.

A statement submitted with the original planning application explained: “The concept of the proposed development is to respond to market demand by extending the sales offer of convenience retail goods (primarily fresh produce, organic and natural products; introduction of zero waste foods, vegan, organic, gluten free and free-from, similar idea to Locavore; along with a unique line of frozen drink or ‘slush’ and other hot and fresh desserts produced in-store [Tubbees]), from within the existing shop associated with the existing petrol filling station.

“At the same time, the applicants have also identified a market to provide ‘high-sided’ vehicles (vans and trucks) with a car-wash facility. Efficient operation of this requires taller ‘up and over’ roller washers.”

The drive-thru restaurant was proposed as a franchise, lease out or the applicants’ own brand.

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