Housing association given green light for Govanhill homes

editorial image

Plans to deliver 49 new flats at the site of a former garage in Govanhill have been granted planning approval.

Southside Housing Association has teamed up with AS Homes to propose the cycle-friendly development at the former Arnold Clark Van Rental Centre on the corner of Niddrie Road and Allison Street in Govanhill.

Under the designs by George Buchanan Architects, a commercial unit will be included along with supporting amenity space but the development will offer no allocated car parking spaces.

The site has high public transport accessibility and is located within walking distance of multiple amenities.

The development is located adjacent to the route of the proposed South West Way, a walking and cycle-friendly corridor running from Queens Park to the City Centre.

The applicant wrote in the planning statement: “It has been demonstrated that the site is highly accessible by sustainable modes of transport, whilst the lack of allocated car parking bays and increased cycle storage promote sustainable, active travel.

“These align with Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council policies and initiatives for sustainable development and travel.”