A bid to transform more than 40 residential flats in Finnieston into short-term holiday lets has been rejected by Glasgow City Council’s planning committee.
An application to use the Minerva Way properties as short-stay serviced apartments was described as “appalling” with councillors stating the proposal was not suitable for the area.
Around 100 letters of objection were submitted to the council from residents who were not informed prior to buying their property that a contract between the developer and Sondar had already been signed.
They said that despite there not being a legal requirement to disclose this information, many residents would not have completed their purchase had they been informed about the plans.
Concerns were also raised that the short-term lets would turn into “party flats” for tourists and would not be appropriate for this residential area of Finnieston.
The issue was discussed at Tuesday’s planning meeting.
Members unanimously agreed to reject the application on the advice and information submitted to them by council officers.
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