A CONTROVERSIAL plan to turn a former bank in Dennistoun into an adult gaming centre has been withdrawn
Cashino Gaming Ltd had applied to open a Merkur Slots venue at the former TSB bank premises at 424 Duke Street.
It was to be open from 8am to midnight seven days a week and had attracted more than 30 objections from councillors and members of the public.
The application is now listed as withdrawn on Glasgow City Council’s planning portal.
No reasons have been given for the change of heart and there is no indication as to whether a revised proposal will be submitted.
An objection letter from local councillors Jen Layden, Greg Hepburn and Allan Casey raised concerns about overprovision as there were already four gambling establishments within two blocks of site.
One resident who was opposed stated: “Duke Street over the last few years has developed very well with a number of interesting shops and cafes, creating a busy and thriving street and making it a safe and enjoyable place for local residents.
“It certainly does not need an establishment of this kind.”
A document submitted with the application stated: “Cashino Gaming Ltd is an experienced and responsible adult gaming centre operator.
“As with all our premises, we will operate a ‘good neighbour’ policy and will ensure that all neighbours are respected.
“We will implement a robust operational management plan and implement robust security measures to ensure that the premises, our customers and our relationship with our neighbours are all well managed.”
A proposal to allow the premises to be used as a restaurant was refused earlier this year.