An outdoor seating area at a steakhouse in Shawlands will be expanded despite concerns from local residents that it would add to parking problems.
A request for 72 chairs and 23 tables with a mix of two- and four-seater tables along Pollokshaws Road and Titwood Road at McMillan Bar and Chop House was presented to Glasgow City Council’s Planning Committee yesterday.
Members were informed that nine objections had been received, seven of which were from neighboring residents, one from the Strathbungo Society and one from the Shawlands and Strathbungo Community Council.
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They had raised concerns that the venue was not in the city centre, that the proposals would cause additional noise and disruption and that outdoor seating would exacerbate existing problems with parking cars and vehicles parked illegally in the area.
Speaking about the application, Council Agent Paul O’Brien said: ‘The application is before you today as it has received nine objections in total. Seven of them are from local residents and the other two from amenity groups – the Strathbungo Society and the Shawlands and Strathbungo Community Council.
“In addition, there were two objections from local elected officials. One from Baillie McLeod and the other from Councilor Raja. Point of objection is that it is not located in a town centre, increased noise and the possibility that the outside use is a pub.
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“Residents also believe the outdoor seating area could be used for music performances.”
The proposal will also see the installation of a canopy, the formation of a bin store and the removal of some parking spaces.
Questions have also been raised about ownership of the land.
Labor adviser Jane Morgan said: ‘The document refers to tables placed on the pavement, but am I to understand that the land for all these new tables actually belongs to the claimant?
“I was interested in what the position is here.
It has been confirmed that all seats are located on land owned by the claimant and not Glasgow City Council.
Following discussion, the proposals were unanimously accepted.