RESIDENTIAL Plan For Empty Job Centre Gets Go-Ahead On Appeal

7 October, 2021 | Residential

COUNCILLORS have overturned refusal of a plan to turn a former job centre into flats despite officials saying it fell “significantly short” of various criteria.

Spectrum Properties (Scotland) Ltd applied to change the premises on Muslin Street at Acorn Street, Bridgeton into 39 one-bedroom and 10 two-bedroom flats.

Glasgow City officials rejected the proposal saying it failed to offer good quality accommodation and “fell significantly short of various assessment criteria”.

Specific reasons for refusal related to a high number of the flats (46) being single aspect (21 of them north facing); problems with privacy for ground floor units; the vehicle access being too narrow; and no provision for outdoor clothes drying.

Spectrum appealed and councillors on Glasgow planning local review committee approved the development.

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