14th May 2018
Plans have been submitted for 39 flats on the former Corunna Bowling Club at St Vincent Crescent, following the submission of plans by applicant Nixon Blue and their architect, Jewitt and Wilkkie.
Their architect states, ‘It is proposed to erect an eight storey residential block on the former club, containing a mix of flats and duplexes with underground parking, in addition to a publicly accessible garden and amenity space fronting the A-listed crescent itself.’
We would like to remind everyone that this green space is marked as protected within the City Development Plan and through the St Vincent Crescent Conservation Appraisal. Our community needs to protect this land as once it’s gone, it’s gone!
The developer states the land to be derelict however, this is untrue. Local residents have formed a charitable body (Friends of St Vincent Crescent Conservation Area) to enhance and preserve the Conservation Area and one key aspect of which is the green space.
The St Vincent Crescent, Corunna and Minerva Street Residents’ Association have formulated a template letter to help people OBJECT to this planning application. We would encourage people to object to protect this precious green space. Once it’s gone, its gone!
If you use this template, please personalise, as multiple submissions of the same letter count as one objection.
Comments must be received by the City Council’s Planning Department by Tuesday 12th June 2018. This date has been extended until Friday 15th June 2018.
Further details and drawings can be obtained from the online planning portal by following the link beneath and inserting ref 18/01345/FUL
Please find our OBJECTION below:
You can read how the Evening Times has reported this development here.
Update 29th May 2019
Our local Councillor, Angus Millar, has received correspondence from the developer Nixon Blue asking to facilitate contact with the local Community Council and Residents’ Association chairs regarding the future of the former Corunna Bowling Club site.
Arrangements are currently underway and we will keep you posted with updates and/or news about the purpose for this approach by the developer.
Update 19th March 2019
We are please to announce that at the meeting of the Planning Review Panel on Tuesday 19th March, the appeal by developer Nixon Blue was refused, unanimously!
The application, on a green site within a conservation area, was refused in part due to the developer failing to address the principle element i.e. the proposal was contrary to the City Development Plan to preserve the green open space for the use of the community. The site, within a conservation area was recognised, as was the detrimental nature of the proposed building to the character of the area. Opportunity to develop the site in its current use had not been given due consideration.
It is to be noted that Nixon Blue bought out the bowling club members in the full knowledge that they did not have planning permission.
Here is how the press reported it…
Update 11th March 2019
The Planning Review Panel will meet to review the planning decision for the proposed flats on Corunna Green Space, on 19th March at 11:30am.
The hearing will take place in the Committee Rooms at the City Chambers.
We would encourage as many people as possible to attend this meeting, although you will not be able to comment. We expect the Review Panel to enforce the City Development Plan and the St Vincent Crescent Conservation Appraisal by upholding the refusal for this application.
St Vincent Crescent, Corunna & Minerva Street Residents’ Association have created a document explaining why it’s so important to save this Green Space…
Update 2nd August 2018
The planning application has been refused. You can view the decision notice, together with any notes below…
Update 7th May 2018
The developer Nixon Blue has submitted plans for new flats. As this is a protected Green Space both in the Glasgow City Council Development Plan and the St Vincent Crescent Conservation Appraisal, we fully expect planning permission to be refused.
You can follow updates via the link beneath. It includes how to send your letter/objection to the planning department.
29th August 2017
Over the last year there has been talk regarding the sale of Corunna Bowling Club and it’s associated green space to a developer for flats.
This land is designated Green Space in Glasgow City Council’s City Plan and is also contained as a key feature in the St Vincent Crescent Conservation Appraisal. Accordingly, this land should be protected. Never the less, the developer Nixon Blue has instructed architects Jewitt and Wilkie to draw up plans for flats on the site.
On 29th August these architects are holding a pre-planning application consultation to seek the view of residents. The St Vincent Crescent, Corunna and Minerva Street Residents’ Association is leading a meeting at the Corunna Club House at 18:00 on this day. In attendance will be Sandra White MSP, all four local Councillors including the Lord Provost and Depute Lord Provost. It is hoped this will send a clear signal to both the architects and developer that this protected land will not be built on.
Recently, a separate bid has been made for the bowling club to be converted into a tennis academy. We will keep you updated.
You can follow all the latest developments on the Save Corunna Green Space website…
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