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April 7 2010

Sour reception for Crème Developments flats plan
Elder & Cannon’s infill residential development on Glasgow’s Great Western Road for Crème Developments hasn’t gone down well with the neighbours.

The six story block of 49 flats has elicited 240 objections from locals angered that the former petrol station site is to be built upon.

Criticisms centre on a protected lime tree which would require to be felled to make way for the flats.

Planners have already rejected generic criticisms relating to overshadowing, privacy, noise and traffic problems for the block which rises two storeys above the prevailing tenement line.
A church originally occupied the site prior to demolition in the late 70's for a petrol station
A church originally occupied the site prior to demolition in the late 70's for a petrol station

5 Comments

Graeme
#1 Posted by Graeme on 24 Jun 2011 at 04:11 AM
I never can get enough of a building that comprises of an overall unimaginative design, complete with unoriginal features such as stone masonry deprivation and the cheating 'floor-addition-by-putting-a-box-on-top-of-the-roof' tactic. When will GCC put a stopper on such bad developments being approved? The quality just isn't satisfactory enough, yet somehow they get approval?
Trotter's Indepenent Trading: New York, Peckham
#2 Posted by Trotter's Indepenent Trading: New York, Peckham on 24 Jun 2011 at 08:07 AM
Creme Developments? Name tells you all you need to know. It's not just cream that floats.
Lifelong resident of Montague Street
#3 Posted by Lifelong resident of Montague Street on 11 Jul 2012 at 14:18 PM
I have lived in this street all my life and am beyond livid that this abomination and monstrosity of a building has been approved. It will destroy the area. Despite all the residents protesting and previously succeeding in quashing the plans, we were shocked to discover it was a done deal via an article in the Evening Times. Goes to show GCC does not listen to their residents. They are consumed with greed. Why couldn't a tenement type building be built. At least it would compliment the existing original buildings. We are in a conservation area and what do we get? A backhanded slap in the face from GCC. They should concentrate on preserving our wonderful tenements instead of throwing up an ugly Lego brick with a glass roof which by the way breaks the rules as it towers above the rest of the buildings. WE DO NOT WANT THIS MONSTROSITY IN OUR STREET! WE DO NOT WANT A TESCO EITHER! CREME DEVELOPMENTS AND GCC CAN TAKE THEIR MANKY BUILDING AND SHOVE IT WHERE THE SUN DOESN'T SHINE!!!!
Nimby Pimpy
#4 Posted by Nimby Pimpy on 11 Jul 2012 at 14:38 PM
Take a deep breath otherwise you have a hernia. Don't worry though, I believe that UNESCO has awarded the waste-site with World Heritage Status.
Trombe Wall
#5 Posted by Trombe Wall on 11 Jul 2012 at 14:49 PM
Woah!

It does have a slightly odd massing, smacks of developers trying to shoehorn too much floor area for maximum profit.

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