A new planning application has been lodged for a controversial housing development in Glasgow's West End which could dwarf all surrounding buildings. 

Plans for seven-storey residential developments in quaint Otago Lane have been submitted by developers for consideration by Glasgow City Council. 

The 1.2 acre site in the historic lane has been part of a long-running dispute between residents and developers. 

Local campaigners first opposed large-scale residential development on the site in August 2009. Since then, ten subsequent planning applications for the site have been withdrawn. 

Fresh plans were lodged with Glasgow City Council in February and show drawings for four blocks of 49 apartments, with two of the buildings reaching seven stories tall. 

The Save Our Lane group claim that that the plans do not follow Glasgow City Council's Development Policies and Design Guidance, which are in place to protect lanes from overdevelopment. 

The guidance advises that residential developments in lanes should be "in the style of mews housing" and should be limited to a height of two storeys. However, neither of these conditions are met by the current planning application. 

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The residential blocks, funded by Edinburgh-based developer Queensberry Properties, will sit alongside historic two-storey cottages which date back to the 19th century. 

Buildings both backing onto and in the lane at present are at most five stories high, with the majority of flats in the area being limited to four stories. 

As a result, many of those living nearby object to the plans due to potential overshadowing, traffic generation, and the change in ethos of the lane. 

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Under the new plans, parking on the site will also be restricted, with only 12 spaces planned for all 49 apartments.

The two seven storey apartment blocks will be taller than all buildings in the surrounding area and will overlook existing businesses and cottages on Otago Lane. 

Industrial buildings which previously existed on Otago Lane were at most three storeys high. 

Further opposition to the plans is expected, with campaign group Save Our Lane encouraging locals to raise concerns with the council before the end of the month. 

Earlier this year protestors halted the felling of trees on an adjacent green corridor when work was about to begin to clear the Otago Lane site. 

Despite a Temporary Stop Notice being put in place, clearing of the greenbelt continued in February. 

Queensberry Properties have been contacted for comment. 

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