Appeal lodged into Glasgow city centre residential proposals

Appeal lodged into Glasgow city centre residential proposals

An application to demolish a former brass foundry in Glasgow to make way for an eight-storey apartment block is to be decided by the Scottish Government.

Developer Nevis Properties and architect HAUS Collective submitted £10 million plans last year for homes they hope will set the ‘gold standard’ for sustainable living in Glasgow city centre. 

The proposal for 131 Minerva Street in Finnieston initially called for a mixture of 64 one-, two- and three-bedroom flats – all of which were to feature their own private balcony.

The number of flats was reduced to 59 during a determination period and Nevis Properties has been in talks with Glasgow city planners to work out other issues that had been raised. It has now lodged an appeal with the Scottish Government after progress stalled.

The firm’s appeal statement explained: “The number of residential units proposed was reduced from 64 to 59 during the determination period, and it is the updated scheme of 59 units for which permission is now sought.

“The appellants agreed to extend the statutory determination date, but this has not led to a timeous resolution of the outstanding matters.

“As the council did not agree to a further extension, the appellants have felt that they had no choice but to lodge an appeal against deemed refusal.”

The statement added: “The proposed development represents a high-quality, design-led modern development which would be of a suitable density for this high accessibility, inner urban area.

“The design and materials respect the context of the site. The proposed development complies with the development plan in overall terms and there are no material considerations that indicate that planning permission should not be granted.”

Permission was granted to knock down the property, which is currently used for offices, earlier this year.

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