Urgent! Demolition plan for curves building

A proposal has been submitted to DEMOLISH the old Curves building at 127 Fergus Drive.

At our 2 October meeting we listened carefully to community feeling about this proposal and voted to submit an objection. If you also wish to submit a comment on the proposal, please note the CLOSING DATE IS 5 OCTOBER 2018.

Full details are on Glasgow City Council website: application summary 18/02623/CON.

Submit your comment to arrive by Friday 5 October, quoting Ref No 18/02623/CON:

We are grateful to the MuchTooBig group for supplying a proforma to help those who wish to submit objections. Please note that for your objection to be sure to count you must fill in the final section in your own words.

Download the proforma:

You may wish to consider our grounds for objection, which include:

  • The site and property is within the Glasgow West Conservation Area. The current building is a community asset. The building and garden currently provides a green, leafy, pleasant, open environment and character to this corner of the community – a gateway to North Kelvin. The historic and current buildings on this site are the appropriate height and size for this site, which overlooks villas on Wilton Street.
  • The demolition itself would damage or potentially damage some mature trees, including Norwegian Maples, and could lead to damage of neighbouring properties.
  • The demolition would be highly obstructive for a large number of local residents. The location is a busy junction of the community and the demolition would impact on roads which are direct access to homes and to St Charles Primary School and Learning & Communication Resource.
  • The building is not dilapidated and has been in very recent or current use. The interior is in reasonably good condition.
  • The loss of a community asset or potential community asset would, we believe, be detrimental to our community, and goes against the council’s sustainability policy. The property has previously been a gym and been used by various community groups and organisations. Its refurbishment and reuse has not been fully explored. And the developers have not shown any willingness to discuss plans for the site nor consult with the local community.
  • We also feel that subsequent developments would make the site worse and would fail to comply with the City Development Plan Policy CDP1 and IPG1 (The Placemaking Principle), Policy CDP9 and SG9 (Historic Environment), and Policy CDP 7 and SG7 (Natural Environment).
  • We think it would be extraordinary to approve a demolition ahead of planning consent approval for its replacement.
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