A SECOND attempt is being made to turn vacant bank premises in Dennistoun into a restaurant.
The application involves the ground floor and basement at 424 Duke Street, which was a branch of the TSB, but has been disused for some time.
Glasgow City Council previously refused permission for the premises to be used as a restaurant with takeaway.
The new proposal does not involve a takeaway element, addressing one of the reasons planning officials rejected the original plan.
Planners also felt the change-of-use would have unacceptably affected those living nearby, but a statement submitted with the new planning application argues: “The proposed development includes a full specification for the proposed extraction system which will ensure that all troublesome odours, smells and noise are effectively dealt with and will have no impact on the local amenity.”
The statement continues: “The proposed change of use of this vacant bank into a restaurant will see a new dining experience introduced into the street.
“It has been demonstrated that the proposed development complies with the relevant policy guidance within the local development plan and that the new restaurant will have no negative impact on the amenity of the local area or other neighbouring uses.
“It has also been demonstrated that despite extensive marketing there have been no expressions of interest other than for class 3 [food/drink] uses, so unless the local authority are prepared to countenance a deteriorating and decaying property below residential property, the use of the premises as a restaurant would appear to be a most appealing and acceptable proposition.
“The new restaurant will complement other establishments in the area, contribute to the area’s appeal for both residents and visitors alike and further the vibrancy and vitality of the locality.”
No details are given in planning documents about whether an operator for the restaurant is lined up.
The application is pending consideration by officials.