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DEVELOPER Gets Ball Rolling On Bid To Build Apartments At Former Southside Bowling Club

FORTY apartments are being proposed for the site of a recently-closed Glasgow Southside bowling club.

Noah Developments want to build two residential blocks, each with five floors, at Mount Florida Bowling Club in Carmunnock Road, which shut down because of falling membership.

There would be 10 three-bed duplexes, six one-bedroom apartments and 24 two-bed apartments. Forty parking spaces would be provided.

A design statement submitted with the planning application explains: “Following their acquisition of the site from the club, Noah wish to develop the land into a series of private residential units…and landscaped community gardens, whilst taking cognisance of the sensitive urban setting.

“A key driver for the scheme is the retention of existing site features and maximising the provision of open green space within the site, taking what was once inaccessible private land and offering it to the wider community as both an enhanced visual amenity and a truly accessible space for the public to use, enjoy and benefit from.”

Local campaigners have submitted a rival planning application seeking to turn the site into a community sports and leisure facility.

The Noah Developments design document argues that the area is “exceptionally well served by a wealth of accessible demand-led community and outdoor/indoor sports facilities” and has a “wealth of existing open space and parkland”.

It continues: “A substantial pocket of publicly accessible open space will be provided by our development which…will further increase and enrich the overall provision within the catchment.”

The proposal is pending consideration by Glasgow City planners.

Officials refused permission for flats on a disused green at Shawlands Bowling Club last month.