Flats work begins despite protest
WORK has begun on luxury flats overlooking a historic park, despite protests from conservation groups.
Glasgow City Council passed plans for 116 homes on wasteland near Pollok Park in the city’s South Side last May, despite objections claiming they were not sympathetic to the conservation area.
The proposed five-storey, multimillion pound development was likened to “a 1960s office block” by the Scottish Civic Trust and called “confrontational” by the Architectural Heritage Society for Scotland.
The Pollokshields Heritage Trust also voiced its concerns about the modern buildings, which have a starting price of £190,000.
Protester Helen Barnard said the Trust didn’t agree with the development on the Haggs Road site. She said: “The flats are going to be so visible from Pollok Park which is a conservation area. The aim was that they will be screened by trees, but these are deciduous trees so they are screened for only half the year.”
The flats are being marketed as offering, “city living with country views,” by builders Senate Properties. The park was gifted to Glasgow by the Maxwell family in 1966.
9:01am Monday 2nd April 2007