Link submits plans for 186 homes on former Govanhill bus depot

Plans to build 186 affordable homes on the former site of a bus depot in Govanhill have been formally submitted to Glasgow City Council.

Designed by Mast Architects on behalf of Link Group and Park Lane Larkfield SPV, the project will see 152 flats and 34 houses developed on the former Larkfield bus depot.

The project will offer a mixture of one, two and three bedroom properties situated within a mix of both terraced houses and flatted blocks, including wheelchair adaptable properties, and will be available for mid-market rent.

There will also be two storey terraced housing in the northern part of the site. In addition, there will be four storey flats fronting Butterbiggins Road and to the east and centre of the site. All houses will have a dedicated parking space under the plans.

The bus depot closed in 2014 and was relocated to a new purpose built facility in nearby Cathcart Road.

The proposed residential development is situated on the eastern part of the site with separate proposals for a supermarket to the west currently being considered and an application for a terrace of small units to be submitted shortly.

Planning permission for a retail superstore, offices, a care home, community facilities and a cinema was previously granted for the site in 2012.

In a planning statement for the new application Link Group said: “It is well known that market conditions have changed in the period since 2012. In order to respond to this change in market conditions, the owner of the site is now promoting an alternative comprehensive development scheme.

“Residential development is proposed for eastern part. This will occupy the majority of the former bus depot. On the smaller, western part of the site, instead of the previously approved superstore, a smaller supermarket and restaurant is now proposed. The retail and restaurant developments will be the subject of separate planning applications.”

A decision is expected on the plans in May.

Images courtesy of Mast Architects

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