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PLANS to build flats for homeless refugees in Glasgow could be given the green light today - despite a string of objections.
Councillors are considering a bid by Sanctuary Housing Association to create a block of 31 flats beside Franklin Terrace in Kelvingrove, which dates to 1845.
Yorkhill and Kelvingrove Community Council has objected to the plan for Lymburn Street and 163 people have signed a petition against it.
The campaigners, including restaurateur Charan Gill, claim the flats could add to parking problems in the area.
They also say it will be out of keeping with other buildings in the street.
Dr Nina Baker, the local councillor, said she had no issue with homeless refugees being housed in the building, but says the main problem is it would be out of line with surrounding tenements.
She said: "It is irrelevant to mention who is going to use the building.
"The main problem is if they chose the larger plot for the new building it creates this little corner where it sticks out beyond the line of tenements.
"It creates a shelter for bad behaviour. There are hoardings up already and the people who live there have experienced anti-social behaviour, with people hanging about and being a nuisance."
Despite the objections, planners are recommending approval.
They say there should be no parking problems because the occupants are not expected to be car owners.
And their report to councillors says: "The proposed building represents a contemporary interpretation of the traditional tenement form ... the new building is considered to respond well to its context."