Change of use approved for derelict building
Planning officers have given the go ahead for a derelict building once labelled a death trap to be turned into a storage unit.
Last week, South Lanarkshire Council confirmed a change of use application and associated alterations for 5 Burn Place in Cambuslang had been approved.
The building is listed as a “vacant former hotel.”
Its new use is set to be storage and distribution for a vegetable wholesalers.
In February 2014, we reported that businesses beside the building said it had turned into a drinking den for gangs of youths.
And they feared the building could collapse with young drinkers inside.
They also said several fires had been started in the empty shell and there were concerns one of these could spread to neighbouring units.
One business owner told the Reformer they had suffered a break in and they believed the perpetrators were hiding out in the building.
The applicant is listed as a Mr Aziz Rizwan. Companies House list him as the sole director of County Foods Wholesale Ltd, whose address is given as 5 Burn Place. The company was incorporated in January this year.
Other applications given the go ahead by the council at the same time were:
Erection of timber boundary fence, 4 Sycamore Way, Drumsagard Village, Cambuslang. Applicant, Mrs Laura Hodge.
Conversion of garage to habitable room, 34 Westfarm Crescent, Cambuslang. Applicant, Mr Naveed Hasnain.
Demolition of existing garage and erection of single storey side extension with associated alterations, 34 Stirling Drive, Rutherglen. Applicant, Ms Jennifer Borthwick.
Erection of single storey rear extension with associated alterations, 42 Hillend Road, Rutherglen. Applicant, KADA Properties Ltd, 25C Hamilton Road, Rutherglen.
Erection of single storey rear extension and raised decking, 39 Coldstream Drive, Rutherglen. Applicant, Mr and Mrs McGhee.
Derelict The building at Burn Place