VERDICT On Glasgow Flats Proposal Delayed Over Parking Concerns

2 October, 2019 | Residential

COUNCILLORS put off a decision over a plan for 36 flats beside Alexandra Park in Haghill.

Glasgow’s planning application’s committee continued the proposal for clarification over parking.

The development by Home Group is proposed for the site of a former care home, Peter McEachran House, at Kennyhill Square, near Cumbernauld Road.

The original application included 36 parking spaces but this was cut to 16 spaces during the assessment process to give room for a landscape buffer between the development and Alexandra Park.

Councillors raised concerns about the issue and it was agreed to delay a verdict to get more information, including whether there is any way to increase the number of spaces.

Planning officials had recommended approval.

Their report stated that the low level of car parking “is mitigated by the area’s high accessibility rating which indicates a high standard of public transport service that facilitates use without a timetable, with minimum waiting times”.

Officials said that providing more parking spaces would see a decrease in the proposed 6.3 metre landscaped buffer between the site and the boundary of Alexandra Park.

It concluded: “It is therefore considered acceptable in this case, subject to conditions requiring the 16 spaces to be allocated and residents without an allocated space to be supplied with a residential travel pack, to allow for a reduction in parking standards at the site.

“Given that the applicant is a social landlord, parking can be controlled. Only a number of units will have a dedicated parking space, the rest will be advertised as car-free by the applicant.

“In addition to this, the applicant has detailed provision for safe and secure cycle storage at the rear of the development providing for 46 cycles (one for each resident in addition to one for every four units for visitors).”

The building would have six floors and contain 12 one-bed flats and 24 two-bed flats (of which four would be wheelchair adaptable).

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