Planning bosses grant extra time for new flats
Three-year extension after building work delayed
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.”