15th May 2018
34 residential flats are planned for a vacant industrial site on Kelvinhaugh Street. Situated opposite True Living Student complex.
“Documenting their design approach the architects wrote: “The elevational design centres around a regular grid pattern influenced by classical architectural proportions. This is emphasised through the fenestration as well as the brick detailing and overall massing of the individual elements of the proposals. The resultant highlighted vertical and horizontal lines form a frame to each element and defines a rhythm and order to each elevation creating depth and interest to the facades.
“Overall massing is further broken down through highlighting common entrances to the building by changes in the surface plane of the brickwork, roof scape and material along the façade. Recessed balconies to the southern gable add additional depth to the prominent gable elevation to Kelvinhaugh Street.”
A private rear garden will be laid out for the benefit of ground floor residents, extending onto communal amenity ground with a landscaped strip providing a ‘defensible space’ to the street.”
Comments must be received by the City Council’s Planning Department, by Monday 11th June 2018
Further details and drawings can be obtained from the online planning portal by following the link beneath and inserting ref 18/01001/FUL
Please find our response to the planning application below:
You can read how the Evening Times has reported the planning application here
Update 28th November 2018
Planning permission has been granted subject to conditions and a S29.
You can view the full planning decision and S69 agreement below…
Update 19th September 2018
Planning permission has been secured for 34 flats.
Read how the Evening Times reported the planning approval here
Update 22nd June 2018
Residents have contacted us to express concerns that ‘pile driving’ may be taking place before planning consent has been granted. We have raised this with Glasgow City Council Planning Department and are awaiting a response
Update 15th June 2018
We have been informed that some objections are not displayed on the Planning Department’s portal. We believe this to be due to the large volumes of correspondence relating to numerous planning applications. Responses should become visible over the coming days.
Update 11th June 2018
A resident has highlighted demolition works at the site on Kelvinhaugh Street for 34 flats. This includes the removal of trees. As per of our planning response, we had asked for a tree survey to ensure as many trees were retained as possible or if not, replaced. We will be contacting he planning department and once we have a response we will share.
Please find the Planning Department’s response…
The south-east section of the site is shown as a Development site on the Council’s PAN 65 map rather than protected greenspace. The northern part had/has a building on it and the railway cutting to the west has most recently been classed as operational railway land. As such none of the site is protected open space and the removal of any plants vegetation does not constitute development. I’m not sure what the implications of removing such vegetation during nesting season is, it’s certainly not considered good practice, however it would be up to Police Scotland to decide whether a criminal offence under the Wildlife Act has taken place.