Plan­ning bosses grant ex­tra time for new flats

Three-year ex­ten­sion after build­ing work de­layed

Paisley Daily Express - - Front Page - Chris Tay­lor

13.10.2017 A fam­ily has been given ex­tra time to build a four­storey block of flats in a leafy Pais­ley street.

Vic­to­ria Flem­ing has had plan­ning per­mis­sion for the de­vel­op­ment in Park Road, near Brodie Park, re­newed after a pre­vi­ous or­der ex­pired.

She will be given an­other three years to erect the build­ing after plan­ners have rub­ber-stamped the pro­pos­als for a sec­ond time.

Fraser Car­lin, head of plan­ning and hous­ing at Ren­frew­shire Coun­cil, gave the go-ahead for the project in a re­port.

He said: “The ap­pli­ca­tion re­lates to the re­newals of per­mis­sion in prin­ci­ple for de­vel­op­ment which has pre­vi­ously been ap­proved.

“The mat­ters to be con­sid­ered are whether there has been any change in the phys­i­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics or cir­cum­stances of the site and sur­round­ing area, or in terms of ex­ist­ing and emerg­ing plan­ning pol­icy, which would have a ma­te­rial bear­ing on the con­tin­ued ac­cept­abil­ity of the pro­pos­als.

“The mer i t s of the pro­posal it­self can­not be re­con­sid­ered.

“I am sat­is­fied that the site char­ac­ter­is­tics, in­clud­ing sur­round­ing land uses, have not changed since the pre­vi­ous ap­pli­ca­tion was as­sessed

“It is found that the pro­posal com­plies with the poli­cies and guid­ance of the coun­cil.

“It is, there­fore, rec­om­mended that the ap­pli­ca­tion should be ap­proved, sub­ject to con­di­tions.”

Neigh­bours ob­jected to the de­vel­op­ment when plans were ini­tially un­veiled in 2014.

They claimed the block would over­load the ex­ist­ing sewer sys­tem, cre­ate traf­fic, park­ing and noise prob­lems, in­crease flood risk, re­duce pri­vacy and spoil the view of nearby prop­er­ties.

The av­er­age price for a home in the street last year was £320,000.

A vi­sion for the site was out­lined in a re­port sub­mit­ted to Ren­frew­shire Coun­cil.

It stated: “The ap­pli­ca­tion seeks plan­ning per­mis­sion in prin­ci­ple for the erec­tion of a flat­ted de­vel­op­ment on Park Road, an es­tab­lished res­i­den­tial area within Pais­ley.

“The pro­posed de­vel­op­ment will be si­t­u­ated within the cur­tilage of a two-storey de­tached house, which as been sub­di­vided into two flats.

“The pro­posed flat­ted de­vel­op­ment will be on the lower south­ern half of the site, which is cur­rently oc­cu­pied by a ten­nis court.”

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