A BID to turn an empty flat in Glasgow's Southside into a new café has been refused by Glasgow City Council.

Planning permission had been put forward, asking to turn the property at 156 Calder Street, Govanhill, into a small business.

The applicant planned to replace the current windows and doors and transform the property into an eatery with a sales area and customer toilet.

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The proposed hours of operation would have been from 9am to 6pm.

Reasons for refusal listed by planning bosses included that no suitable bin store had been demonstrated.

They added: "The proposal therefore fails to meet placemaking principles which the council seeks to promote in order to protect the amenity of the existing residential properties. The proposal is therefore detrimental to the residential amenity and the character and appearance of the local area." 

Another reason included that "inadequate information had been provided of the specifications of the ventilation system, therefore the proposal fails to protect residential amenity of the flatted properties above".