Pub extend beer garden
Wetherspoons have been given retrospective planning permission for extending their beer garden at the John Fairweather in Cambuslang despite complaints from a nearby organisation.
The pub giants made the changes to the outdoor area at the rear of the building.
But Cambuslang Royal Arch Lodge say the work has blocked access to their building on Tabernacle Lane.
In a submission to South Lanarkshire Council, Arch secretary Peter Philips, said a common access lane from Greenlees Road to their building had been blocked by the plan.
He claimed the are a Wetherspoons had built on exceeded the original application and that the raised platform would affect privacy at a residential flat on the Arch site.
The group also said blocking the lane would prevent fire services from accessing the building should there be an emergency. However, council officers were satisfied with the plans.
On the issue of blocking the access lane, delegated officer G Rae confirmed the land belonged to Wetherspoons.
In a written report, he added: “Whilst I am sympathetic to the concerns raised by the adjacent property, right of access is a legal matter and as such the planning service has no remit.
“In terms of a fire exit route, I have discussed this matter with building standards who are satisfied the Cambuslang Royal Arch Lodge would use Tabernacle Lane as their fire exit route which is not affected by this proposal.”
The plan was approved under delegated powers and did not go to planning committee.