PLANNERS Reject Maryhill Mews Development

27 December, 2022 | News

AN application to build mews houses at a site in North Kelvinside has been refused.

Park Living (Residential) Ltd applied to develop an area behind 157 Queen Margaret Drive, accessed through a pend.

Four mews properties were proposed, two with two bedrooms and two with one bedroom.

Light industrial buildings on the site, that may originally have been stables, were to be cleared.

But city council officials have now rejected the application.

Their decision report states: “The proposal fails to provide an opportunity for dual aspect for the proposed units or an adequate mitigation. It therefore fails to meet placemaking principles which the council seeks to promote in order to protect the character and townscape quality of the street.”

They also raised privacy concerns, said there was a lack of amenity space for residents and that the development would negatively affect sunlight available to two neighbouring gardens.

A design statement submitted by architects Atelier-M as part of the application explained: “It is the aspiration to create a residential development that will create a co-habitat spirit for the residents that will allow for demographic diversity and adaptability / flexibility of the dwellings, whether it be for professionals, young families or middle-aged downsizers that want to live in the West End of the city with private and shared spaces for social interaction and to live in a development with sustainable and ecological considerations.”

It continued: “Atelier-M’s approach to the design of this project has been to create a unique small residential development that could transform a hidden part of the city and hopefully create a sustainable community for its residents.

“The dwellings have been designed with a flavour of a light industrial past suitable for its location but also acknowledge influences from further afield.

“The existing boundary walls are to be retained and it is hoped that the original slates, bricks and the cobbles could be re-used within the development.”

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