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FLATS Plan For Redundant Partick Community Facility Gets Approval

PARTICK Housing Association have been given permission to turn a day centre/hostel into flats.

Glasgow City Council planning officials have agreed that 14 one and two-bedroom apartments can be created at Merkin House in Purdon Street.

The purpose-built property was being leased by Glasgow City Council for an elderly day care centre on the ground floor and hostel accommodation above but both facilities have closed down.

A statement submitted with the planning application explained: “Partick Housing Association is looking to convert the building to residential use and develop the property for social rented flats to meet a significant local need for affordable housing within the pressured Partick housing market.

“Although the new flats will not totally replace the income lost resulting from the termination of the lease, Partick Housing Association believes this development proposal is nonetheless viable, makes the best use of the space, will meet a much-needed demand for affordable housing within the area and all within the context of meeting the strategic objectives of the Local Housing Strategy.”