Student Accommodation Proposal for 294-330 Sauchiehall Street

The following pre-submission detail was published in the list of City Council planning notification list:

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and then subsequently the following notice was advertised in the local press:

Our Clients are preparing to submit a planning application for a student residential mixed use development at 294 – 330 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow.
To keep the community updated, you are invited to attend the initial public consultation to find out more about the proposals and to provide feedback at this early stage.
The exhibition will be held in The Clubroom, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD on Wednesday 10th June, 15.30 to 20.00.

however at this time it has not been confirmed how many student rooms/units  are in fact being proposed.

Set in the context of City Council policy, a paper ‘Meeting Housing Needs’ was drafted for 2014, which indicates considerations to be taken into account:

The creation of mixed and inclusive communities is also an important factor when considering where student housing should be located. Universities and their students make a significant contribution to the economy and to the social mix of an area. However, student accommodation can be associated with a concentration of relatively short term residents who, by reason of their particular social needs, the unique nature of activity associated with student life and demand for facilities and services can have an unwelcome impact on an established community.

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Also relevant is the most recent report from Savill’s, their Spotlight 2014 report on “UK Student Housing” now expanded with focus on Glasgow and other Scottish cities:

spotlight-uk-student-housing-2014

Garnethill Community Council would like to gather the view of residents on this proposal, and there is a monthly meeting of Garnethill CC on Tuesday 9th at the GMC when this item will be on the agenda.

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