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PERMISSION Given For North Glasgow Residential Plan

A HOUSING development has been approved for a vacant site in Ruchill.

Councillors on Glasgow’s planning applications committee voted to approve Maryhill Housing Association’s proposal to build on a triangular site on Smeaton Street at Brassey Street.

There will be two three-bedroom houses and 14 flats — a mixture of one, two and three bedroom — for social rent.

The flats will be in a four-storey building which will be book-ended by the houses.

Twelve off-street parking spaces will be provided.

Planning officials had recommended approval. Their report stated: “The proposed layout establishes a strong and logical building line to Smeaton Street, thus repairing the street edge.

“While the architectural language is restrained, the building’s form provides the development with a distinctive identity and character. The building footprint is folded in the middle to respond to the geometry of the curved boundary with Smeaton Street.”

An eight-storey block of flats previously occupied the site; it was demolished in the early 2000s.