CITY planners have refused a proposal to turn a former retail unit into a coffee bar in Glasgow’s West End.

The proposal for the vacant print shop on Gibson Street was refused this week by Glasgow City Council.

The original application called for a change of use from class one retail unit to class three coffee bar. The plans stated that the venue would open from 8am to 8pm.

The local authority listed a number of reasons for the refusal.

Glasgow City Council said the proposal would result in the storage of waste and recycling on the shared back court to the detriment of the amenity of neighbouring residential properties.

The refusal also stated that the proposed use would have an adverse effect on residential amenity due to cooking or heating of food fumes.