Planning Applications

January 17th, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

The Strathbungo Society is currently examining its policy on planning applications. Safeguarding the built heritage of our unique area is one of our founding principals but we also want to promote a thriving and developing community.

Currently we tend to object to any proposal that contravenes the Glasgow City Plan 2, or suggest ways in which an application might be amended to preserve or enhance the character of the area. We also refer to the Strathbungo Conservation Area Appraisal when considering planning applications.

The public have access to the weekly list of planning applications produced by Glasgow City Council and you can also search for full details and plans of any applications.

We have commented on four planning issues in the past year, once in support of an appeal against a planning enforcement decision, once in support of a planning enforcement notice, and two objections to plans in or close to Strathbungo.

We will be revising this section and hoping to demystify the planning process for residents. In the meantime, by kind permission of Friends Of Glasgow West, I heartily recommend reading their guide to the life history of a planning application.

If you are looking for information on the 23 Marywood Square planning application, please read this blog post.

  1. Morna Gourlay
    November 13th, 2013 at 11:41 | #1

    Has the Society objected to the application for extension of licensing hours at 862 Pollokshaws Road to 1 a.m. seven nights a week? Objections to be lodged with the Licensing Board by tomorrow (14 Nov).This is the building on the corner of Pollokshaws and Titwood that is to become a steak house.

    • Deidre Miller
      November 18th, 2013 at 09:55 | #2

      No, I haven’t heard it mentioned. Since I’ve been here (only three years), the Strathbungo Society generally hasn’t been taking official positions on planning applications, but individual residents are certainly encouraged to make their feelings known to the city planners. If you want to discuss the issue, then the society meeting is this Tuesday at 7:30 at the Bungo (downstairs).

  2. Andy Doyle
    November 6th, 2016 at 10:20 | #3

    Hi, hopefully this is the right part of the forum to ask, apologies if not.

    My family and I are moving back to Glasgow soon (to the Shawlands area) and we’re really interested in a place in the Strathbungo conservation area. The place is a two-floor upper conversion with share access to the grounds at the front and back. However, there is no direct access to the backgarden – I’d have to walk round the block to put the bins out, or to use the garden in anyway.

    I have an idea of converting a back window into a door, and creating a wrought iron spiral staircase to take you to the ground. Obviously, i’d be happy to comply with any local and city regs re style/safety etc. I am looking for some advice as to whether such a thing is a complete non-starter, or if there is any precedent for having done something like this – as i assume a number of the town houses have been converted into apartments over the years and similar issues have been faced by others.

    Any help/advice would be gratefully recieved.


  3. Andrew Downie
    November 22nd, 2016 at 10:00 | #4

    These days I doubt the council would permit an application with no rear access arrangement, though I might be wrong. Best to speak to the planning department and get their guidance. There are some rear staircases, but not many, and they aren’t pretty.