A former garage gives ground to 50 car-free Govanhill homes
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October 23 2019
An former Arnold Clark garage in Glasgow’s Govanhill is to make way for 50 car-free homes after planners gave the nod to a cycle-friendly development that contains just 19 unallocated visitor bays.
Backed by AS Homes and Southside Housing Association the Allison Street project has been designed by George Buchanan Architects to capitalise on planning policy which prioritises development in high-amenity locations well served by public transport.
In lieu of backcourt parking, an expanded area of amenity space is provided including a 100sq/m community garden. The traffic-free move has also enabled amenity flats to be extended by an average of 5% above Glasgow Standard Space requirements.
It is also expected that the development will form part of the South City Way, a £6.5m public realm programme to improve cycle and walking routes from Victoria Road to the wider cycle network by 2020.
In a statement, the applicant wrote: “It has been demonstrated that the site is highly accessible by sustainable modes of transport, whilst the lack of allocated car parking bays and increased cycle storage promote sustainable, active travel. These align with Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council policies and initiatives for sustainable development and travel.”
All tenants will be non-car owners, managed via a clause in individual lease agreements.
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