A WEST End community is fighting back against developers planning to demolish a building in a Conservation Area.

As previously reported by the Evening Times, The Arcaffe restaurant and The Sandwich Concept cafe on North Claremont Street could be flattened to make way for ‘high-end’ flats.

Yorkhill and Kelvingrove Community Council are backing their local residents’ opposition to the plans.

The locals have created their own objection template to the development which will include 12 new homes in a 'high-end residential development'.

The objection describes the developments as ‘high density’ and ‘significantly taller than the surrounding Georgian and Victorian buildings’.

It adds that the existing building contributes to the character and appearance of the Park Conservation Area; the building design, scale, massing and materiality of the proposed residential development will detrimentally impact upon the character and setting of the surrounding listed buildings of Royal Crescent, Royal Terrace and others, and will neither preserve nor enhance the character of the Park Conservation Area; the use of facing brick on the gable and rear elevations of the proposed building fails to acknowledge the local architectural and historic context of the Park Conservation area and that it has inadequate parking provision.

A spokesman for Yorkhill and Kelvingrove Community Council said: “We stand alongside residents in our opposition to this development in its current form, which we feel is not in keeping with the Conservation Status of the area.”

West End resident, Gillean Young commented: “ This is horrible!! Yet another gap-filling money-making generic block of flats to replace that lovely wee low level building. It should be preserved as part of that area.”

The plans will now go before by Glasgow City Council's planning committee.