Planning application – Conversion of upstairs of 6 Claythorn Street into 10 apartments

The North, East, South and West elevations of the proposed development, shown in simple black and white line drawings
Proposed elevations as per the planning application

A planning application has been received for the use of a warehouse upper floor and attic as 10no. serviced apartments (Sui generis), with the erection of an upper floor extension to the side, including the formation of windows, installation of rooflights and replacement windows. The application is for 6 Claythorn Street, which had another application back in 2013 for three large 2-bed apartments (with spaces such as dressing rooms and workshops!).

In comparison, this application is for six 1-bed, and four 2-bed homes, all with an open-plan kitchen/dining/living layout and bathroom. No car parking is proposed for the development, and a bin store is situated on the ground floor. Neil Smith Limited, the flooring company on Gallowgate, is unaffected by this development.

None of the flats have outdoor spaces, but the applicant justifies this by saying “the flats are generously sized, as are the room sizes, and each flat will have washer/driers provided.”. Similarly, one of the flats is single aspect, which goes against the guidance in “‘Conversion and Subdivision to Residential Use”. The application argues that this exception is permitted in listed building conversions, and as this is the conversion of a traditional building, the exception applies here too.

Further details can be found by searching for 22/03176/FUL, and all comments, views and objections should be sent by 02/03/2023 to planning&

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