ANGRY residents from Partick will host a public meeting this week to discuss a controversial planning application for 48 flats.

Proposals to create the homes in West Beith Street were submitted to the council last week and there have already been 16 letters of objection.

Clydeside BSW Developments Limited wants to buikld the residential block between 108 to 120 Beith Street, which has been described as an underdeveloped open space.

But residents say this will destroy the area for dog walkers and children who use the space to walk their pets and relax.

Sandra Duffy, who has lived in Partick all her life, said: “There is very little green space left in Partick, but the developers don’t care. People walk their dogs there and children play there too. Where will they go now?

“There are enough flats in Partick and this will only cause more congestion in an already busy area. I was shocked when I found out.


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“We are supposed to be preserving the planet. This development will not help reduce our carbon footprint.”

Following the construction of the Clydeside Expressway in the early 1970s, a four-storey tenement block at Beith Street, formally Hozier Street, was demolished to create a large embankment at the side of the road.

The proposed car-free residential development would aim to encourage car sharing but a minimum of five spaces with electric vehicle charging points would be created in an attempt to “enhance street parking”.

Locals fear the development will deprive local people of “much needed green space”.

In a letter of objection Donella Campbell said: “Beith Street narrows with two sharp bends where the former fire station fronts on to the road. This already causes problems with vehicles when they pass one another.


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“The extra traffic that will be brought into the street by this development will cause problems of road safety. Some parking spaces will be lost due to the development.”

Rory Selkirk, who lives in Beith Street, said: “The erection of this residential development will see the destruction of the last remaining usable grass area on the street, which is used by families, joggers and dog owners, among others.”

“This would not only disrupt the local community, for example the multitude of dog owners who walk their dogs, and the families who use the spot for recreational purposes, but also would act to damage the local environment.”

A meeting will be held at 7pm on Thursday to discuss the proposals and it is hoped local councillors will attend.

Meanwhile, German firm Lidl has been unveiled as the company behind a new supermarket that has been approved at 30 Finnieston Street.


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Earlier this month the proposals put forward for the supermarket were approved by Glasgow City Council.

In a submission made in June, which is likely to replace the former Staples store at the retail park, it was revealed the entire site had been sold for more than £12million.

As part of the development Lidl now has an application outstanding for the sale of alcohol on the new premises, which is now being considered by council planning bosses.