THE High School of Glasgow has been given the go-ahead to build a sports dome to house a new tennis academy, despite opposition from planners.
Councillors on Glasgow’s planning applications committee voted 7:3 in favour of the structure being built on playing fields at the school’s Anniesland Campus, in an area classed as a Site of Special Landscape Importance.
The dome will house four courts and there will also be accommodation for a strength and conditioning gym and sports science performance space.
The facility will be used by the school and will also be available to the tennis community.
Is designed in such a way that it could host local, regional, county and national competitions.
Planning officials had recommended that the application be refused. Their report stated: “The dome and associated modular building by virtue of its scale, massing, siting and design will visually detract from the character and appearance of the site.
“The presence of this anomalous, excessive and imposing feature would have a negative visual impact on the site and wider locale.”