‘The last green space in Jordanhill’: Glasgow residents OBJECT to luxury nursing home plan

Plans for a ‘luxury’ nursing home with spa and cocktail bar sparked nearly 100 objections, fearing it would destroy the ‘last green space’ in Jordanhill.

The tender would see a former bowling club demolished to make room for the 66-bedroom house on Helensburgh Drive.

But residents claim that the development will be too loud, stealing the space of much-needed open public space and causing views.

Northcare Ltd, the firm behind the proposal, said a new nursing home was needed in Jordanhill. He said the development will create a community garden and new public space, and will also bring in 90 permanent jobs.

A design brief shows that the nursing home will feature a cinema, spa, community cafe with roof terrace, while a cocktail bar will be a “contemporary take on the traditional sandstone apartment.”

A planning proposal for the house was rejected by council earlier this year, but a new application has been filed to “resolve” the grounds for the previous rejection, according to a design document.

Victoria Park councilor Eunis Jassemi, Labour, objected to the development, saying: “I have serious reservations about the size of the proposed four-story building, overlooking the surrounding private property, and the fact that it’s a commercial building on land and has a sea view falls outside of its character. invade privacy. Residents in the area have raised this particular issue out of concern that the public terrace is incredibly intrusive to residents.”

Alistair residents and Pat Leanord are dissatisfied with the development engulfing the green space.

“The last green space in Jordanhill,” says Alistair. Once gone, it disappears.”

One appeal from Niamh Hay said “light pollution caused by the nursing home will be devastating as workers will be up all night and many rooms will have lights on all the time”.

“This nursing home will also have a negative impact on traffic for the neighbors because there will be a lot of visitors all day turning this street from a peaceful street to a busy one with lots of cars.”

William Sawers, director of Northcare, said: “Jordanhill is a place of great need to provide new, quality care” and “our nursing homes are award-winning for state-of-the-art luxury and quality.”

“We aim to be good neighbors and make our in-house community facilities available to local people. In this example, we are creating public open space and contributing to alternative sports presentation.

“The maintenance facility will also provide 90 permanent jobs at 10 different staff levels and create great employment opportunities for the local community.

“In terms of design, we have largely justified this with our design and access statement for the planning application, and after comments from the local community and planning officials, we have made revisions to enhance the open space we have created for the community to use freely. ”

Mr Sawers continued: “If a nursing home is not developed on site, it is likely to be used for residential apartments or possibly student housing. The community has an opportunity to influence how it decides. ”

The application is expected to be discussed in parliament.

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