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FLATS Plan For ‘Yellow Ribbon’ Partick Open Space Gets Go-Ahead

COUNCILLORS have voted to allow residential development on an area of open space next to the Clydeside Expressway in Partick.

Forty-eight apartments are proposed for the site at Beith Street which is currently landscaped with trees, grass and a path.

The car-free development had attracted strong community opposition, with yellow ribbons being tied on trees in protest.

Glasgow City Council officials published decision notice in October saying the application had been refused. But it has now emerged this was a draft document and that verdict had not been reached.

Prior to that incident, the developer, Clydeside BSW Developments Ltd, asked for the matter to be subject of an appeal hearing before councillors because it hadn’t been determined within the target period of time.

Glasgow’s Planning Local Review Commitee considered the application today and voted 2:1 to allow the principle of residential development.

Baillie Anne McTaggart said it was an exciting opportunity.

The committee was not given the draft decision notice among the application documents.

Further detailed planning consent will still be required.

The pedestrian and cycle route through the site will be kept and upgraded.

An initial assessment has found that nine out of 33 trees would need to be removed but there will be more new trees planted than are taken away.

The developer is also proposing a ‘living wall’ sound barrier beside the expressway.

A significant area of open space will remain and be enhanced, still with public access.