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FLATS Plan Submitted For Temporary Community Garden Site In Govanhill

AN application to build flats has finally been made for a gap site in Govanhill, eight years after it was turned into a ‘temporary’ community garden.

A five-storey block of 17 flats is proposed for the land at 85 Westmoreland Street.

The site was turned into Westmoreland Gardens — a ‘temporary greenspace’ — in 2010 under Glasgow City Council’s Stalled Spaces initiative because it was being used for fly-tipping and other anti-social behaviour.

At the time it was expected that it would be three to five years before any development took place on the privately-owned land making the £41,000 project cost viable.

The application is pending consideration by Glasgow City Council planners.