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LISTED Building Would Be Knocked Down To Make Way For Canalside Flats

PLANS are being drawn up for a housing development beside the Forth and Clyde Canal at Anniesland.

The site at Bearsden Road contains a C-listed building that was the offices for Temple Sawmill and later the Canal Bar and Restaurant. It has lain vacant for 16 years.

Forty-nine flats would be built in two blocks.

A document submitted to Glasgow City Council as part of procedures to assess environmental impact states: “It is expected that a planning application will be submitted in due course for the redevelopment of the vacant site for residential development (100 per cent affordable).”

It continues: “The proposed scale and massing of the buildings are being progressed and with be designed with cognisance to the character of the surrounding area.

“Detailed design information will be prepared and submitted with the planning application in due course.”

“Redevelopment of the vacant site is considered to be an improvement to what exists at present.”