CONTROVERSIAL plan to re-develop a Glasgow bowling club into dozens of luxury flats and a public park have been lodged with the council.

The former Corunna Bowling Club, which forms part of the St Vincent Crescent Conservation Area in Finnieston, has been earmarked for 39 flats and duplex apartments.

Included in the proposals is the creation of a large garden and amenity space which would front St Vincent Crescent and is proposed for general public use.

Each of the proposed apartments will have dedicated, underground parking

The proposal is for a mix of two and three-bedroom luxury apartments including garden duplexes and penthouses and is being led by Nixon Blue.

The bowling club dates back to 1859 and Yorkhill and Kelvingrove Community Council have vowed to block the plans.

Lee Grant, secretary of the community council said: "The land that they plan to use is designated as a protected green space as part of the Glsagow City Council development plan, which was after public consultation.

"The St Vincent Crescent, Corunna and Minerva Street Residents Association have been looking at ways to use this land for green spaces for local residents including people in Yorkhill and Anderston.

"There was an offer placed by an independent to retain this site for tennis courts but it was ignored.

"We fully expect Glasgow City Council to refuse any planning application for anything other than green space and we will fight this all the way to the Scottish Parliament."

Richard McFadzean, managing director, said: “Following the closure of the bowling club, Nixon Blue Ltd held a public consultation with local residents to explore their views on our initial design.

"Having purchased the site, we have altered the original design to maximise the open space.”

Nixon Blue acquired the land from the former Corunna Bowling Club, when it folded in October last year.