A BID to open a new café and snack bar in North Glasgow has been rejected by the local authority

Plans were submitted asking to use an empty retail unit at Gorstan Street, Summerston, as an eatery. 

Proposals included sit in and takeaway facilities, with customer and staff toilets, and a kitchen and storage area.

Opening hours would have been 7am to 6pm, but planning bosses refused the proposals as they would "result in the loss of a retail unit in a designated local shopping facility", and "would fail to maintain the retail function of the facility". 

They added that it was not demonstrated that the shop is a long term vacant unit which has been appropriately marketed for a minimum of 12 months.

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It was also stated that if the plans were approved, this would result in three consecutive takeaway uses within the street and this would likely have a detrimental impact on the amenity of the local area by way of food odour and litter.

One objection from a member of the public was put forward.