Appeal submitted over refusal of Cranhill flats plan

Appeal submitted over refusal of Cranhill flats plan

The developer behind plans backed by Thenue Housing for affordable flats in Cranhill is hoping to overturn a planning decision by the local authority.

Glasgow City Council refused an application from SIM Building Group to demolish a former social work base and deliver 12 apartments in a three-storey block at Ruchazie Place.

Thenue Housing had submitted a letter of support for the application stating that it had 338 applicants on its waiting list for two-bedroom homes in the area “all who need good quality, warm and safe housing”.

In its appeal document, SIM stated: “It is our view that the proposed development is acceptable, and the proposed scale, design and massing…comply with policy criteria as set out in the adopted City Development Plan.”

A decision notice issued by the council at the time stated: “The proposed design and architectural detailing, in particular, the proposed scale, massing, fenestration detail and materials are of poor quality and fail to provide a satisfactory response to the site itself and the wider context.

“The car parking area is excessive and visually over-dominant, to the detriment of the overall design and wider streetscape.

“The landscape design is ill-considered and lacking in extent. It fails to provide adequate, qualitative external amenity space to prospective residents.”

A spokesperson for Thenue told Scottish Housing News: “We can confirm that a planning appeal has been submitted which we support and hope it will be successful.”

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