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Campaigners call for action following demolition of A-listed mews house

February 22 2016

Campaigners call for action following demolition of A-listed mews house
Campaigners have called for enforcement action to be taken against the owners of an A-listed mews property in Glasgow’s west end after the property was demolished last week without permission.

11 Kirklee Terrace Lane was designed and built by Charles Wilson as party of the set-piece Park Circus development in the 1800s and was valued at in excess of half a million pound before its destruction .

Commenting on the demolition Derelict Glasgow wrote on Facebook: “…if nothing is done regardless of what one thinks of this minor example of a mews house (more likely listed due to context rather than features) it sets a poor precedent and emboldens future negative actions. It will be interesting to see how things now unfold and if anyone has the appetite to commit to the inevitably expensive legal process action will cost. Or if it will be brushed aside and hoped that as time passes it will be forgotten.”

Glasgow City Council will now determine whether to issue a notice of prosecution following a retrospective application for demolition.


#1 Posted by Outraged on 22 Feb 2016 at 12:54 PM
Where can we add our collective voices of disgust?
#2 Posted by E=mc2 on 22 Feb 2016 at 13:28 PM
Cant believe it was just 'knocked down'. What happened to the usual fire first???
#3 Posted by Chris on 22 Feb 2016 at 14:29 PM
Since they never got approval. The powers that be should force the owners to rebuild it exactly as it was.

Anna Mary
#4 Posted by Anna Mary on 22 Feb 2016 at 15:26 PM
What a bunch of crooks! They need to be forced to rebuild as was with traditional materials. Come on Glasgow City Council, set a good example!
#5 Posted by CADMonkey on 22 Feb 2016 at 16:19 PM
There should be no problem rebuilding it as there is a full set of drawings on the Glasgow Council Planning Portal!
(Although they seem to have got the category of listing wrong in their 2014 LBC Application, (14/02700/DC) incorrectly referring to it as "B" Listed.)
garry gale
#6 Posted by garry gale on 22 Feb 2016 at 19:04 PM
This is so shocking .. just watched some self delusional Glasgow politicians lauding the cultural and tourist potential of the city. .bastards !!!
Nairns Bairn
#7 Posted by Nairns Bairn on 22 Feb 2016 at 21:37 PM
Just had a look at this on Google Streetview (the only place one can see it no sadly) - what a beautiful, solid, mews building! It would be hard to think that anything new could compete with what they've taken down.

A crying shame.
Lindsay Buchan
#8 Posted by Lindsay Buchan on 23 Feb 2016 at 13:33 PM
As I recall this warrants a twelve month jail sentence and an unlimited won't happen though!
#9 Posted by Horrified on 23 Feb 2016 at 13:33 PM
This is definitely a case where prosecution is essential. If it was done in ignorance, people need to understand that this is not acceptable. If it was done knowing it was wrong, then they need to be punished for such shameful actions.
jimbob tanktop
#10 Posted by jimbob tanktop on 24 Feb 2016 at 00:26 AM
The gentleman of the married couple who own it - Michel Soukop - is a consultant oncologist, who was awarded the OBE in 2003. Whatever their defence, ignorance won't really play.
John Grant
#11 Posted by John Grant on 24 Feb 2016 at 16:21 PM
Glasgow City Council have to take action to support the listing and the message must be that actions such as this demolition will inevitably have consequences. The perpetrators must be called to account and must not under any circumstances be allowed to benefit from their action. Glasgow City Council must take enforcement action.
Liz Smith
#12 Posted by Liz Smith on 28 Feb 2016 at 22:56 PM
I agree that the owners should be made to rebuild exactly as was. I have looked at the Estate Agents advert and no-one could be in any doubt as to the "A" listing of this building. Throw the book at them!

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