Shawlands Bowling Club housing plans refused

Plans for a residential development on vacant ground at Shawlands Bowling Club have been refused.

Holmes Miller had submitted a planning application on behalf of Kelvin Properties for 34 apartments for private sale off Pollokshaws Road.

The plan was to demolish part of the clubhouse, refurbish the rest of the structure, and build a five-storey block of flats, with car parking, on the disused north eastern bowling green and the area around it.

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The development also offered associated landscaping and refurbishment of the retained portion of the clubhouse.

However, planning officials has rejected the application on the grounds that it would result in overdevelopment and would fail to meet place-making principles designed to deliver high quality residential environments.

Planners also said it would mean the loss of protected open space and that there was not enough car parking provision.