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Mount Florida Bowling Club build recalibrated after planning setback

December 6 2021

Mount Florida Bowling Club build recalibrated after planning setback

Noah Developments have acquired the former Mount Florida Bowling Club, clearing the way for emerging new proposals for the contentious site drawn up by jmarchitects.

Closed since 2019 the club has been subject to a previous application which was refused on appeal in July, prompting the developer to go back to the drawing board with reconsidered proposals for homes and community facilities subject to public consultations.

This would see part of the site released for housing following the template laid out at Partickhill, Shawlands and Cathcart Bowling Clubs.

Paul Winocour from Noah Developments said: “We are delighted to have come to an agreement with the Bowling Club on purchasing this site and to be bringing forward these exciting new proposals.

“In accordance with the Reporter’s observations, we have carefully reconsidered the architectural and design details of the residential element so that it better reflects the surrounding character of the area. We are also providing exciting new community facilities with a significant investment in these being made available.’’

Planned works include the retention and upgrade of the clubhouse pavilion, which will receive a £250k contribution from sale proceeds to cover the cost of refurbishment and the creation of a community open space which will be offered to a local community group for a peppercorn rent. 


#1 Posted by Rocker on 6 Dec 2021 at 13:18 PM
When Mr Winocour was making his statement, i couldn't shake the following song, which i imagined being piped into the background of the interview....

Here I go again on my own...

Goin' down the only road I've ever known
Like a drifter I was born to walk alone
An' I've made up my mind, I ain't wasting no more time

Here I go again!
Noah time to waste
#2 Posted by Noah time to waste on 6 Dec 2021 at 22:29 PM
Your move, hysterical community groups.
Ghetto King
#3 Posted by Ghetto King on 7 Dec 2021 at 09:28 AM
Classic divide and conquer. Pay off the protesters and still build oversized flats which will look into the so called community space. I wonder if the community space will be truly independent from the new build i.e. what if the community hub wants to change its layout and use of its own space ? Will the residents in the new build allow this or will there be a clause in the new title deeds stopping it?
More Important things to worry about
#4 Posted by More Important things to worry about on 7 Dec 2021 at 11:31 AM
#3 there is an old saying in the construction industry: "I'm not impacted, so i don't care"

Don't worry about it mate.
No(ah)t on my watch
#5 Posted by No(ah)t on my watch on 7 Dec 2021 at 21:28 PM
Come on guys - stop teasing and show us what you’ve got!!
Spin Doctor
#6 Posted by Spin Doctor on 8 Dec 2021 at 08:07 AM
Interesting angle being employed this time it would seem. The developer is ‘getting out in front’ of the inevitable, with media releases and positive stories pushed to the masses before the frothing starts.

Media truly is a powerful force and it would appear the developer understands and acknowledges that.

I both like the tactic and loathe it in equal measure. I’ll be interested to see this play out.

Ps - show us your plans!

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