Blocks of flats for social rent approved at Glasgow car showroom site
AS Homes (Scotland) Ltd and Southside Housing Association have been granted planning permission to build a block of 55 flats for social rent at the site of a former Glasgow car dealership.
Under the plans by Keppie Design, there would be a mixture of one, two and three-bedroom units delivered on Arnold Clark’s Vauxhall showroom and service facility on Pollokshaws Road.
No car parking spaces will be provided.
Councillors on Glasgow’s planning applications committee agreed to the proposal on Tuesday. There had been nearly 50 objections but city planners had recommended that permission be granted.
The report by planners stated: “Taking into account the infill nature of the proposed development and assessing the proposed density against the general principles, it is considered that the proposed density is appropriate and does not constitute overdevelopment of the site.”
Andy Geddes, technical director at A S Homes (Scotland) Ltd, said: “Receiving the green light for our new development on Pollokshaws Road marks a major milestone in AS Homes’ ongoing dedication to helping bridge the gap for affordable housing within our communities.
“This site shows great potential and its transformation will add a whole new lease of life to the surrounding area in Glasgow Southside. We look forward to bringing new, energy-efficient homes with high-quality communal facilities to our local residents.”
Donna Reilly, director of property services at Southside Housing Association, said: “Southside Housing Association are delighted to be working in Partnership with AS Homes on this exciting project which will deliver a range of one, two and three bedroom homes for those in housing need.”
Work is due to start in April 2023 with an expected completion date of April 2025.