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APPLICATION To Build Family Houses On Old Bowling Green

A DEVELOPMENT of 10 houses is being proposed for a disused Glasgow Southside bowling green.

A planning application proposing two terraces of five homes on a neglected section of the grounds at Cathcart Bowling Club has been submitted to Glasgow City Council.

The club entrance is in Ashmore Road but the land involved is further west and fronts Elrig Road, above and a drawing of the proposal below.

A statement submitted with the application explains: “Cathcart Bowling Club has served the community for many years but, in recent times, dwindling numbers and declining interest in the core activities of the club have led to a lack of necessary investment in the facilities.

“The lack of demand has resulted in one of the bowling greens being unused and the adjoining open space also becoming unused and overgrown.

“The club have decided to release the surplus bowling green and adjacent unused ground for development and reinvest the capital receipt into improving the clubhouse and grounds and widening its scope of activities. In this way the club hopes to secure the space as a resource for the community into the foreseeable future.”

The statement continues: “The proposed family housing (three bedrooms) must be sensitively placed and co-exist successfully with the bowling clubhouse and remaining adjacent bowling green.”

“The applicant, Noah, is a specialist Glasgow-based property development company established over 25 years by brothers Paul and Richard Winocour. Noah have a proven track record in delivering finely-crafted contemporary projects in sensitive contexts.”

The application is pending assessment by city planners.