A convenience store, take-out and drive-through cafe will be built in Darnley

A convenience store, takeaway and drive-through cafe are set to be built in Darnley as part of new plans.

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Ayr-based Crucible Developments has submitted an application to Glasgow City Council seeking permission to set up a ‘neighborhood centre’ on vacant land in Leggatston Road.

If approved, the project would consist of six commercial units spread over two buildings, with a mix of retail and food and beverage uses. There would be 61 parking spaces.

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The plans stated: ‘The application requests planning permission for the development of a modern neighborhood center to be provided in two buildings.

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“The building which is proposed towards the south side of the site will host a flagship convenience store and three smaller commercial units which will host a mix of other uses, and the second building, on the north side of the site, will host a café incorporating a service element driving next to another business unit.”

It is hoped that the development will serve the “established and emerging resident population in the surrounding area”, which the developer says is “within easy walking or cycling distance of the proposed facility”.

They believe delivering the project would contribute to Glasgow City Council’s 20-minute neighborhood targets, where all residents can meet their daily needs within a 20-minute walk of their homes.

“The main convenience store will be open seven days a week for the daily needs of local residents,” the app added. “On-site customer parking will be provided, and the convenience store alone will support a number of new full-time and part-time jobs.

“The development will enable appropriate use at the site and make a positive contribution to the existing vibrancy, sustainability and diversity of this place.”

Maria R. Newman