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The application is for the construction of six dwellinghouses on shops and a derelict restaurant at Balmalloch Road, Kilsyth. approximately 0.1 hectare.

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It is proposed to construct four semi-detached two storey dwellinghouses and two detached two storey dwellinghouses.

Under the Kilsyth Local Plan 1999 the site is a designated local shopping area and is covered by the following policies.

There will be a presumption in favour of proposals for improving local shopping facilities and a presumption against the loss of individual shops outwith the KilsythTown Centre.

The Council will continue to seek to secure improvements for the plan area shopping facilities.

Summaries of consultation responses are as follows:

No objections subject to all foul drainage being connected to the public sewer and surface water drainage complying with the principles of

sustainable urban drainage systems.

No objections.

My Transportation Section has concerns over parking provision.

Three off street parking

spaces should be provided for each of the semi-detached dwellinghouses rather than the proposed two off street parking spaces.

No representations have been received.

Planning decisions must be made in accordance with the development plan unless material considerations indicate otherwise. Although the site is zoned for retail purposes it is clear that there is no need for local shops on the site, with there having been no units open for a number of years. Local shopping needs are adequately served by the row of shops on the opposite side

of Balmalloch Road. interests.

The proposed development will not, therefore, adversely affect retail

Due to the narrowness of the site the garden guidelines sizes can not be achieved, despite one dwellinghouse having been dropped from the original proposal. It is considered however that due to the particular circumstances of the site, especially the large area of open space which bounds the site on three sides, giving gardens an open outlook, the smaller sizes are acceptable in this case.

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