Plans to build 49 flats in the West End overlooking Kelvingrove Park face objections over the height of the blocks and blockage of light from existing homes.

Permission to construct the apartments was previously refused but an appeal has been launched to try and get the decision overturned.

It is understood there would be three blocks of apartments offering a mixture of one and two bedrooms on a former bakery site at 65 to 77 Otago Street.

Two out of the three blocks would be seven storeys high.

A hearing is due to take place at a planning local review committee next week to allow councillors to decide whether the application from Queensberry Properties (Otago) Ltd should go ahead.

Residents have voiced concerns about the new development impacting the amount of daylight existing nearby homes would get.

Hillhead Community Council said: “There is no excuse for failing to comply with the city council’s daylighting requirements for development affecting neighbouring properties.”

Neighbour Mark Wilson said: “The proposals lead to significant loss of daylight to many of the existing properties in Otago Street and Otago Lane.”

An appeal statement from Iceni Projects lodged on behalf of Queensberry Properties said: “The proposed development has evolved to reduce daylight impacts to existing properties, with a number of design changes being agreed with the council.”

Hillhead Community Council has also raised concerns about the height of the flats pointing out the “exaggerated vertical scale of all three blocks clearly amounts to a breach” of planning guidance.

The community council said designs of the development from Kelvin Walkway show “high towers” of “alien character.”

It added “they rise above the ridge line of 65-77 Otago Street and have an impact on views out of the Conservation Area as well as inwards.”

Commenting on the height, the appeal statement lodged on behalf of the applicants, said a previous application on the site, which has permission reached between three and seven storeys.

The statement said: “The height of the consented development ranges from three to seven storeys, with the proposed development proposing between six and seven storeys. The number of flats remains the same at 49, therefore the height proposed by the development has already been established through the extant permission.”

The statement added: “It is considered that the proposed development is appropriately located within the Glasgow West Conservation Area and would preserve and enhance the character” of the place.

Other issues to be discussed at the meeting include flooding, rubbish storage and collection, green space and parking among others.