NO-Go For ‘Bijou’ Cafe In Glasgow West End Student Quarter

14 December, 2020 | Food and Drink

GLASGOW planners have rejected a plan for an empty West End shop to be turned into a cafe/coffee bar.

The change-of-use application was for a former print/copy shop at 58 Gibson Street, at Eton Lane.

The unit, which was originally a bakery, had been marketed for a year with no interest from retail operators.

A statement submitted with the application had explained: “The proposed development will see this vacant property recycled into a small bijou café offering a wide range of fare during the hours of 7am-6pm daily.

“Located within the heart of the student area of the West End and adjacent to the university, there is great demand for such outlets within the area, and this proposal will contribute to and complement other facilities.”

However planning officials refused permission.

They said there would be an adverse effect from cooking fumes for residents of tenement properties at a higher level less than 20 metres away

Storage of waste and recycling in the shared backcourt would also be “to the detriment of the amenity” of neighbouring residential properties, they said.

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