Dec 9 2009 by Judith Tonner, Airdrie & Coatbridge
AN additional storey is to be added to the former Angels nightclub to accommodate a further five new flats.
Consent was given in January to convert the Stirling Street nightspot into five flats, and now North Lanarkshire Council have agreed that it can be extended in height to make a total of 10 new homes.
Planning officials noted: “The proposal will result in an improvement to the conservation area by removing a flat roof of tired appearance and not in keeping with the traditional style of its neighbours.”
Councillors agreed that the extended building would be improve the look of the street, which lies within the Victoria and town centre conservation area.
They imposed a condition ensuring that the windows of the new homes will be of the traditional timber sash variety.
As with the original application, it was noted that the one-bedroomed homes will have no parking or open space.
However, planners concluded: “Most town centre flats have no amenity open space and the units are unlikely to be used by family groups.”