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Developer sweetens Mount Florida locals with bowling club land offer

May 27 2022

Developer sweetens Mount Florida locals with bowling club land offer

Noah Developments is buttering up Mount Florida residents to ease the passage of planned apartments with the offer of a new community facility handed over free of charge at a former bowling club.

Prior feedback has guided the project team toward 'reinforcing' Carmunnock Road by establishing a regular frontage of apartment blocks, permitting the clubhouse and a large area of open space to remain behind.

The new homes will serve as an enabling development to permit the retention and upgrade of the clubhouse pavilion, which will be made available for community use at no cost.

Two options are being explored for the handover, both of which entail gifting outright ownership to Mount Florida Community Trust. The first would see a landscaped open space signed over with the upgraded pavilion while the second would see the same land transferred and the pavilion demolished - with a £150k cheque handed over instead.

Paul Winocour of Noah commented: "We are aware of the challenges faced by local community groups in sourcing sites and funding for community facilities. With that in mind, we are pleased to be able to offer the gift of outright ownership of the newly created community element of the site as part of our overall proposals. It is our hope that the tangible benefits of ownership will assist towards the successful creation of a real and sustainable community asset."

Active design work is currently being undertaken by jmarchitects while awaiting a formal response from the trust, which has issued a survey to members asking whether they wish to fight on for the whole green space or open negotiations for the remainder.

One option under consideration would see the clubhouse remodelled as a community venue at no cost
One option under consideration would see the clubhouse remodelled as a community venue at no cost
The preferred option is for Noah to 'reinforce' Carmunnock Road with new homes
The preferred option is for Noah to 'reinforce' Carmunnock Road with new homes


#1 Posted by Mick on 27 May 2022 at 11:14 AM
Interesting move from Noah. The devil’s in the detail here
#2 Posted by HMR on 27 May 2022 at 13:49 PM
Load of rubbish
James C
#3 Posted by James C on 27 May 2022 at 21:12 PM
That sketch of the proposal is awful. It's clearly been traced over a photo or a revit model, or a photocopy of a revit model... and a poor one at that. Just a terrible portrayal of a design by the Part 1.
Ghetto KIng
#4 Posted by Ghetto KIng on 28 May 2022 at 12:21 PM
Yes, the devil is in the detail but if they were to accept I bet there would a high chance of Noah building what they originally wanted and then retrospectively getting planning permission. How often has G.C.C. turned down a retro application and told the builders to rebuild?
Also, how big does Noah mean by a large piece of community ground that will have no privacy? The whole point of the community ground is for a piece of secluded land where families can meet in a safe environment and is not neighbouring a building site where the finished products will take away their privacy.
#5 Posted by Odd-job on 29 May 2022 at 14:27 PM
Let's not forget that their previous scheme WAS recommended for approval by GCC...
#6 Posted by I.M.Pee on 30 May 2022 at 09:58 AM
Forget the standard of the sketch, let's talk about the standard of the design...
Holistic Therapist
#7 Posted by Holistic Therapist on 30 May 2022 at 10:55 AM
If the planned proposal gets the green light for a community hub. Why would the owners of the flats allow this? After all how could functions etc be held at the hub without causing noise levels in the area to rise? Hence leading to complaints from locals within the immediate vicinity. And why would our complaints about this new build differ now from twice before? The developers don't and never do live in the areas they build. We have a constant problem with parking. We are over loaded with traffic at all hours. Hence pollution levels are high and this leads to health conditions like asthma and allergies. This is an example of a developer believing they can walk over the locals and perhaps 'bribe' them with a peace offering after their building proposal has been rejected twice already. And as long as their wallets are bulging with money after the build they don't care. These property developers are all trying to buy up the bowling greens to build on without having any conscious thought of who lives in the area. Again, this just proves that consumerism is bullying its way into lives yet again!
#8 Posted by Spongebob on 30 May 2022 at 12:13 PM
#7, you could have cut your word count down drastically by 'cutting to the chase' and expressing your true thoughts, which come through loud and clear as:-

'Not In My Back Yard'.
Robin B's Discount
#9 Posted by Robin B's Discount on 31 May 2022 at 13:10 PM
Never really understood why people hate development around where they live. Is it limited to Scotland or is a problem throughout the UK?
#10 Posted by David on 31 May 2022 at 13:44 PM
I'm looking through Google streetview images and I am definitely not seeing streets that are 'over loaded with traffic at all hours'. Quite the opposite in fact. A few more apartments is not going to change that.

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