PLANS to flatten a 19th century building and replace it with a six storey block of flats in the West End has been approved.

Despite 54 letters of objection including objections from Lord Provost Eva Bolander, Depute Lord Provost Philip Braat and two local community councils the proposals have been agreed by Glasgow City Council’s planning committee.

The unlisted building, at 7 North Claremont Street, has existed since the early 1800s and is within the Park Conservation Area. The former four storey tenement was partly demolished and remodelled in 1980. It will now be flattened to make way for the new residential development of 10 flats.

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At the planning committee some members raised concerns that plans had changed slightly as the original idea was to create a seven storey block of flats. Councillor Allan Casey wanted to continue the application to allow fresh public consultation to be carried out.


Mr Casey said: “My main concern is that members of the public have not had a chance to look at the real application.

“The proposals are completely different to what was first suggested. The drawings have been updated. This is more than just a reduction in height, the application has changed completely.”

Mr Casey was reassured that the updated application was available for members of the public to view.

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Depute Lord Provost Philip Braat said: “Since the further amendments to the original design were submitted after the deadline for comments had ended, this prevented the public to consider these changes and were therefore unable to submit any valid objection or comment on the actual final application to be decided upon.

“I do feel the public should have the right to see the final designs before making their comments known.”