Plans to build flats for first time buyers with roof terrace approved

The Scottish Government granted permission to Nevis Properties to build 59 flats in Finnieston following an appeal.

Plans for Finnieston flats with roof terrace approved for Glasgow neighbourhood following Scottish Government appeal Nevis Properties via Supplied

An eight-storey apartment block with a roof terrace is set to be built in a Glasgow neighbourhood after planning permission was approved by the Scottish Government.

Glasgow City Council backed a detailed planning application from Nevis Properties for the development of 59 “sustainable” homes in Finnieston – following an appeal from the developer two years on from it’s initial proposal.

The proposals will see residents share a “large” roof terrace, a children’s play area, secure parking and electric vehicle (EV) charging points.

The development, which is currently a vacant office building, will be transformed into a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments.

A selection of properties will be priced at a level to cater for first time buyers, the firm said, as well as attracting “young professionals”.

Andrew Duncan, land director at Nevis Properties, said: “This is exactly the type of development that we believe is perfect for Glasgow – it will bring much-needed high quality homes onto a brownfield site helping to bring people back into the city, and promoting the use of more sustainable transport.

“It’s unfortunate that the delivery of new homes on the site has been delayed due to the need to go through an appeal process.

“We’re very glad that the Scottish Government profoundly agreed with the merits of our proposal, recognising the many benefits of this development for the people of Glasgow.

“We hope to work productively and collaboratively with Glasgow City Council in future to avoid the need for such appeals.

“We believe as a business we are well placed to help unlock the development potential from other brownfield sites within the city and in-doing so help Glasgow meet its housing objectives.”

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