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PLANNERS Asked To Approve 89 Flats And Townhouses For New Glasgow Canal Neighbourhood

DESIGNS have been revealed for the first homes set to be built as part of a major new residential development north of Glasgow City Centre.

West of Scotland Housing Association is seeking planning permission for 89 properties at Dundashill, forming the initial phase of a 600-home neighbourhood at the former Diageo distillery site near the canal at Port Dundas.

A mixture of three-storey townhouses, three and four-storey blocks of flats and a seven-storey landmark building is proposed.

A design document prepared by Collective Architecture states: “The site is a narrow platform located halfway up the hill at the centre of the Dundashill Masterplan. The platform is elevated and provides spectacular views across Glasgow towards the city centre.

“It is strongly defined by the planted slopes to the immediate north and south and benefits from the close proximity to the public spaces proposed as part of the wider site masterplan. This includes a large green space/ park to the immediate west and a civic space to the immediate east.”

The homes will be for mid-market and social rent. Forty-five parking spaces will be provided. The application is pending assessment by Glasgow City planners.

The Dundashill project is being delivered by Scottish Canals, Bigg Regeneration and Igloo Regeneration and involves land bounded by Eagle Street, High Craighall Road, North Canal Bank Street and Borron Street.