PERMISSION has been refused for two mews dwellings in a Glasgow lane.
The three-bedroom properties were proposed for Somerset Place Mews, in the block between Elderslie Street and Clifton Street. The site is presently used as office car parking.
City planners rejected the application. They stated in their report: “Overall, whilst there may be potential for development on the site for residential use, the scale, depth and design approach undertaken on this occasion is considered to have a detrimental impact on the character of the site and immediate area, does not satisfy amenity standards for the proposed dwellings and would have a detrimental effect on the amenity of surrounding buildings for existing and future uses.”
A design document submitted with the application had stated: “[The proposal] will comply with requirements on scale and massing, with pitched slate roofs and gable ends. Elevations to the lane will be finished in stone. Windows will have a vertical style, framed in timber, and windows to the roof will be conservation style, with traditional glazed brick and timber to the sides and rear elevations.
“The proposed dwellings will significantly enhance the unique characteristics of the area contributing to a strengthened sense of place which will be sustainable in the long term and seeks to knit and reconnect the area back into the existing urban fabric.”