CITY councillors have refused permission for hundreds of apartments proposed for land beside the River Kelvin in Partick.
KR Developments wanted to build 424 apartments in four multi-storey blocks on a vacant area to the south of Beith Street/Castlebank Street on former railway land between two student accommodation complexes.
Glasgow planning officials had recommended approval for the application. Their report stated: “The proposed development is considered to be appropriate in scale, design and use of high quality materials and will make a successful contribution to its setting and the council’s placemaking objectives.”
It continued: “The proposed residential use is wholly compatible with location of the site and its management can be safeguarded though a suitably worded management plan.
“The delivery of a key section of the Kelvin Walkway will help deliver the enhanced linkages required by the City Development Plan.”
But councillors on the planning applications committee today voted 11-4 to reject the proposal, raising concerns about massing and overshadowing.
The build-to-rent complex was to have had studios, and one, two and three-bedroom apartments, plus a gym, co-working space, lounge areas and residents’ cafe.
The developer can appeal against the decision.