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New flats face planning battle

New flats face planning battle (Evening Times)



CURRY King Charan Gill is among 150 objectors who will today try to block
controversial plans for a new housing development on a gap site next to one
of Glasgow's oldest Victorian terraces.


Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association bosses want to build 31 flats beside
historic Franklin Terrace in Kelvingrove which dates back to 1845. But the
plans have prompted anger from heritage groups including the Thomson
Society, Historic Scotland and Friends of Glasgow West.

They have also failed to find favour with businessman Charan Gill, who is
one of the most prominent objectors among 150 people who have signed
a petition against the scheme.

The six-storey development at the corner of Argyle and Lymburn streets
is contrary to Glasgow City Council's own planning policy which says
parking must be provided in any new developments.

It is also two storeys taller than the existing B-listed terrace and objectors
say the roof line will dominate the existing property.

The planning application, which was originally lodged in December last
year, will today go before council chiefs.



James H

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