PERMISSION was refused for two blocks of flats in Greenock’s West End.
Leapmoor Developments wanted to demolish a house and garage at 39 Newton Street and build eight flats in a four-storey block.
Planning officials had recommended approval be given even though only eight off-street parking spaces were being provided – six short of the council guideline for such a development.
Officials thought the plan was acceptable because the developer was going to create end-on parking on Newton Street, between Kelly Street and Robertson Street, forming 65 spaces.
Councillors however weren’t happy with narrowing the road and refused the application because it did not meet parking criteria.
Meanwhile Ballyconnelly Developments had their plan for a three-storey block containing three flats at 87 Newton Street refused.
The building was to be in the grounds of the former Abbeyfield House which Ballyconnelly are converting into five flats.
Planning officials had recommended refusal because it would be out of character with surrounding properties.
Councillors voted to reject the development.