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PLANNING Consent Sought For 250 Apartments At Duke Street

A DEVELOPMENT of around 250 flats on part of the old Meat Market site in Glasgow’s East End has been submitted for planning approval.

Home Group want permission to build mid-market apartments for rent on land at the junction of Duke Street and Bellgrove Street.

There would be 252 apartments — 79 with one bedroom and 173 with two bedrooms. Twenty of the ground floor flats would be wheelchair accessible. One commercial unit is proposed, at the Duke Street/Bellgrove Street corner.

There would be 130 car parking spaces and storage for 318 bikes.

Documents submitted with the application state: “This is an exciting opportunity to develop a housing-led proposal on a key site to the east of the city centre assisting Glasgow City Council in realising their ambitions for the wider Meat market masterplan.”

The development would have frontages along Duke Street and Bellgrove Street.

There would be a central avenue framing views of the former Eastern District Hospital and the Meat Market sheds.

Landscaped rear courts and amenity space would be provided.

The application is pending assessment by City Council officials.