A PLAN to open a restaurant in a former Glasgow church has been knocked back.

As the Glasgow Times reported in November last year, applicant Lockhart Amin applied for permission to turn the building at 63 Saxon Road into an eatery.

According to plans, the empty Knightswood hall would have been divided into a cooking and service area, customer area, toilets and storage room.

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However, Glasgow City Council planning officials have rejected the bid.

Officials said the proposal wasn't in line with the city's development plan and "no evidence has been submitted to satisfy the criteria for safeguarding community facilities".