Marchburn Drive, Glasgow Airport

The project will create a new 181-bed hotel to meet demand for additional bedrooms within the Glasgow Airport Investment Area.

Iceni were instructed by Cairn Hotels Group (c/o Nixon Consultants) to advise on obtaining planning permission for a new build 181 bed hotel, located near to Glasgow Airport.

We worked closely with Renfrewshire Council prior to submitting the application to agree parameters and scope of submission. This early collaboration allowed for the principle of development to be agreed prior to submission, offering the client more certainty in the planning process. We also undertook a programme of community engagement, including a public consultation event, to allow the local community and other stakeholders to engage with the development at an early stage.

A key issue in this application was the proximity of the site to Glasgow Airport, which resulted in a bird hazard management plan being required to be submitted with the application. Transport, acoustics, flooding and landscaping were also considerations, and Iceni worked closely with each of the consultants to ensure a robust and comprehensive planning submission.

Iceni led discussions and negotiations with Renfrewshire Council during the determination period to resolve issues which arose quickly, ensuring there was no loss to the number of bedrooms sought by the client.

We are currently anticipating that the application will go to the Council’s Planning Committee in August, with a recommendation for approval.

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