An application for a car wash in Burnside has been granted by the council - despite attracting 12 letters of objection.
The hand car wash will be situated at Stonelaw Towers - much to the dismay of most of the residents who live nearby.
The application was registered in the name of a Miss Nasira Kahn and was granted at a planning committee meeting yesterday (Tuesday).
The site was previously a filling station, however had been out of use for quite some time.
Anne McKearney, who lives at Stonelaw Towers, wrote a letter of objection to the council over the development.
She said: “The noise from these car washes is loud and as we live closely to it, it would be disturbing.
“Regarding the water that would come from this development I feel that in winter this would ice over causing problems not only to residents but to the public.”
Andrew McFarlane, who also lives at Stonelaw Towers, said: “The car wash would be on a main road with people passing on the pavement, which I would not think would be very safe.
“The access to this is shared by all residents of Stonelaw Towers, this is our only access and exit. I believe looking at the proposal they wish to service 15 cars which I believe would cause us problems with cars waiting on the box junction.
“The drainage at the area is not big enough to take the rain, never mind the amount of water from the car wash.”
Karen Kane, of Stonelaw Towers, said: “We have several elderly residents who use the footpath, we also have two expecting mums who will be using the footpath with prams and buggies.
“Since the garage has been closed we haven’t had any problems, we can enter and exit our property freely, there has been no noises or no kids hanging about.”
Chair of Burnside Community Council Jim Neil also wrote to the authority, stating the mood at a recent meeting when the proposal was brought up.
He also noted that the application had to be re-registered due to an error in the address, and therefore some of the original objections were lost.
He said: “The mood of the meeting was almost uniformly negative towards this proposal.
“There were also concerns about the effect of the development on the character of the area. There are numerous hand car washes within the Rutherglen area, some of which are sited in former filling stations. There appear to be low budget operations that exploit derelict sites but make no investment in infrastructure and create the impression of a run-down urban industrial environment.”