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RESTAURANT Plan For Empty East End Funeral Parlour Dies A Death

PLANS to create a restaurant and three-bedroom flat out of a vacant funeral director premises have been refused.

The change-of-use application was submitted for a building on Shettleston Road, Glasgow.

Glasgow City planners rejected the proposals for various reasons.

They said the flue ventilation serving the restaurant would have an adverse impact on the amenity of residents because of cooking odours.

The decision document issued by officials also stated that the development would be “contradictory to the policy aims of protecting the amenity of residents from incompatible uses such as hot food takeaways and restaurants”‘

Residents of the new flat would not have had access to an adequate pedestrian footpath or private garden space and parking, they added.

A planning statement submitted with the application by Bennett Developments and Consulting had explained: “The overall development will see this vacant property recycled to provide not only a new dining experience in the area but also the revitalisation of the upper floor which for so many years has been nothing more than a void.”