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BID To Overturn Shettleston Flats Rejection

AN appeal has been lodged over refusal of a plan to demolish an east Glasgow pub and build 24 flats.

Glasgow City Council rejected the proposal for land in Edrom Street, near Shettleston Road, including the Palaceum Bar, earlier this year.

The applicant is trying to get the decision overturned. The case will be heard by councillors on Glasgow’s local review body.

Planning permission was refused for various reasons. Officials felt the proposals would lead to overdevelopment of the site and that there would not be enough communal garden and open space.

They added that there was not enough car and cycle parking and that there was an overuse of parking to the front of the building to the detriment of visual amenity.

A report by planners stated: “There has been no justification in terms of place-making for the developer to seek a four-storey flatted development.

“The built form proposed would be a very prominent feature on the street when compared to the existing townscape which includes two-storey housing and three-storey flats and cannot be supported in layout, scale and massing or design terms.”

A document submitted on the applicant’s behalf argues that four-storey residential and commercial properties “surround the site”.

Regarding parking, it points out that the development would be just 100 metres from a main bus route — Shettleston Road — and is close to Carntyne Station. The document also states that there are several residential blocks with front-located parking nearby.

On the issue of amenity space, the appeal statement indicates that the flats would be within 100 metres of Tollcross Park.