Pewter Pot plan gets green light

A BID to amend the design of a controversial block of student flats in the West End has been approved despite dozens of objections.

Loading Comments
Share
Print
The Pewter Pot pub site in North Woodside Road in Glasgow's West End has been the subject of controversy for several years
The Pewter Pot pub site in North Woodside Road in Glasgow's West End has been the subject of controversy for several years

Three years ago, the city council gave permission to demolish the Pewter Pot pub in North Woodside Road and build a seven storey block with 114 bedrooms.

The move resulted in 345 objections from local people but won the backing of the city council's planning committee.

The site has since been sold to Edinburgh based Seaforth Developments who lodged a new application with a number of design amendments.

These included reducing the number of bedrooms by two, enclosing the fifth floor roof terrace with an etched glass screen and restricting access to a smaller second storey roof terrace to maintenance only.

The new application also included a number of other alterations including increasing the size of the windows and providing a gym.

A total of 45 people objected, including Friends of Glasgow West. Woodside Community Council and residents of the neighbouring conservation area also complained, claiming the building would be a featureless block and should be rejected as having no architectural merit.

But planning bosses disagreed, saying the development, which will have live-in staff, will have a positive impact on the setting of listed tenements to the south of North Woodside Road and on views into and out of the Glasgow West Conservation Area.

Objectors also complained that the proposed cladding appeared to be a cheap solution and offered "poor levels of amenity to what is already a badly-designed building."

But a report to members of the planning committee says: "The proposed material has been used successfully in other buildings and we are confident the proposed palate is robust and of good quality.

"Other material considerations, including the letters of representation have been considered but do not outweigh the acceptability of the proposal."

vivienne.nicoll@

eveningtimes.co.uk

Local government

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

176995

Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email news@eveningtimes.co.uk
Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Sussed in the City

New Year resolutions

Times Out

Entertainment

Lifestyle

TV Advert
Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You couldn’t make up half the stuff that happens to PA Janice Bell- some of the jams she gets herself into are worth a story or two.

Games news:

Putting the world to rights

Gail's Gab

Yorkhill does great work and Black Friday

Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat Cubie’s job is to find and share with you the fabulous things the city has to offer, from gigs to gastro.