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CAFE Proposal For Disused Toilet Space Is Flushed Away By Planners

GLASGOW planners have refused permission for the disused half of a toilet block at Queen’s Park to be turned into a cafe.

An application to serve coffee, ice cream and hot food for takeaway from the building at 1001 Pollokshaws Road, near Langside Hall, was rejected by officials for a number of reasons.

They said the proposal would not protect Shawlands town centre; there was no method for dispersing cooking fumes; proposed roller shutters would “detract from the streetscene”; and there was inadequate and unsightly waste and recycling storage;

The planning decision also pointed out that the opening hours had not been provided so it was possible the cafe might operate at times that would have an unacceptable impact on residents.

An objection had been recived from Shawlands and Strathbungo Community Council and there was also an 18-signature petition from people opposed to the plan.

Drawings provided with the application included signage indicating the facility was to have been called Queen’s Cafe.

A document submitted on the applicant’s behalf had stated: “This is a new venture and the client is looking to provide a fresh service within the area for the general public and, if all goes well, could lead to further supporting building extension.”