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70 Drumchapel homes proposed for open ground

March 13 2023

70 Drumchapel homes proposed for open ground

Wheatley Homes with McTaggart Construction and Mast Architects have shared proposals for 70 homes on open ground at Abbotshall Avenue, Drumchapel.

Located south of Antonine Primary School the mix of flats, cottage flats and houses will be accessed from Drumry Road and built to Housing for Varying Needs Standard.

In a consultation statement, the applicant wrote: "The homes are finished in traditional materials respectful of the setting and the existing built environment. The external fenestration includes traditionally proportioned windows, set in brick and rendered facades. Conventional pitched roof slopes form gable features and are covered with concrete roof tiles. These low maintenance materials extend to the selection of uPVC fascias, and rainwater goods to ensure that the properties continue to enhance their local surroundings without decay."

A draft site layout makes provision for a central shared pedestrian and vehicle street skirting a public green.

All feedback should be received by 20 March. 

Shared surface streets will open up the site
Shared surface streets will open up the site


#1 Posted by Roddy_ on 13 Mar 2023 at 17:54 PM
'uPVC fascias and rainwater goods'... such delights - ...really spoiling the future inhabitants.

The random zig zag path in the 'amenity space' in the centre of the development tells you all need to know about the level of thought that has been brought to bear here. This... and the random scattering of dispersed forms that shrink away from the street edges and whose design appears to be driven -pun intended- by the access road and car-parking dominated interior. A horrible design that clearly ignores all of the issues inherent in Drumchapel's streets and townscape and follows on from the paradigm of their horrible housing layouts in Linkwood.

Dismal. And the same goes for the Council's woeful and vision-less Drumchapel LDF which looks to have been put together in a week and a half.

Drumchapel deserves better than this.
#2 Posted by DJ on 14 Mar 2023 at 10:24 AM
Roddy you appear to be linking to an early consultation request and a background report. There is no LDF yet.
#3 Posted by Roddy_ on 14 Mar 2023 at 13:04 PM
The LDF is listed on that link but here is a direct link.
Fat Bloke on Tour
#4 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 15 Mar 2023 at 09:45 AM
Stodge -- no depth / no detail / no emotion.
Shouts social housing to the world -- can even be seen from space.

In the 80's / 90's -- we seemed to be trying to deliver some quality into the social sector now it is all boxes and cheap volumes.

Deborah mather
#5 Posted by Deborah mather on 25 Jan 2024 at 16:02 PM
Is this to put my name down for new houses that are being built in currently in 1 Laurence drive Drumchapel private let and in need off my own council house I work full time for the council thanks my phone number is +447713023665

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