PLANS to change an old school building in Milngavie into a home have been given the go-ahead by East Dunbartonshire Council.
The former Craigton Primary School in Tambowie, Craigton Village, closed several years ago and approved designs include renovation and part demolition of the existing building with new extension and associated decking, and improvements to the driveway, landscaping and perimeter fencing.
But plans for a new garage block for the property with a ‘granny flat’ above it were refused.
The deteriorating Victorian single storey stone building is part of a small cluster of buildings that make up Craigton Village which is situated to the north west of Milngavie.
A letter of objection from a local resident was concerned that the garage with ‘granny’ flat would block light to their property and that additional guest accommodation should be within the existing building.
But a letter of local support said the development would enhance the original building and would not be intrusive.
Planning permission for the home was granted to David Downie of Gartconnell Drive, Bearsden, subject to work beginning in the next three years, protection measures for bat roosts if they were found on site, on site tree protection, submission of landscape proposals and all external finishes on the property.