A FORMER charity shop in Glasgow's Southside could be turned into a restaurant and takeaway store if planning permission is approved.

The premises at 433 Victoria Road has been vacant since March 2020.

Plans have been lodged to Glasgow City Council to transform the former shop into a new restaurant, with takeaway also on offer.

A proposed floor plan shows six tables will be within. 

Proposed opening hours will be Sunday to Thursday, 10am-11pm, and Friday and Saturday, 10am to midnight. 

A statement on the application reads: "The proposed new restaurant will not only see a new dining experience introduced into the area but will also see the recycling of an otherwise vacant unit which if left vacant would rapidly become a major disamenity.

"The new venue will help to bring vitality and vibrancy into the area and in the evenings and winter nights the splay of light from the large windows will illuminate the footpath contributing to the sense of security and safety."

Earlier this year, the same applicant lodged plans to turn the shop into a hot food takeaway. This was refused by council bosses.

Two local residents have lodged objections.

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One said: "Based on the application and design of the floorplan, in particular showing the large counter area, the primary purpose of the premises will to be serve take away food.

"The same issues therefore remain; significantly increased footfall outside the premises for more than 12 hours each day leading to increased rubbish, increased vermin, increased noise and the possibility of general antisocial behaviour right outside our homes.

"Every block in this area has some form of take-away, restaurant or café either established or soon to open therefore the sustainability of another similar property is not feasible.

"There is no suitable provision for waste to be stored inside the building. There is an ongoing problem with commercial properties and waste disposal on Victoria Road leading to overflowing bins at the front of the residential properties which are unsightly and contribute to rubbish on the street regularly.

"The alteration to accommodate a new flue will negatively alter the look of a listed building. In addition, it will be smelly, unsightly and potentially affect the value of properties within the immediate area."