April 1979 saw a setback in a Blantyre hotelier’s plans to expand his business.
Mr Francis Doonin had asked Hamilton District Council for permission to build a small extension to his Livingstone Hotel in High Blantyre’s Main Street. However the council planning and Development sub committee turned down the application, despite pleas from local Councillors.
Mr Doonin wished to extend the dining area but planners had stated there was already a lack of parking spaces in High Blantyre and they didn’t want to put demand on the spaces already there. Planning also mentioned it may affect the nearby planned houses.
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From the book, “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2018
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