CELTIC have today won their appeal against Glasgow City Council over plans to erect a rotating screen outside Celtic Park.
The club submitted plans last year and asked for the go ahead from GCC but it was refused on the grounds it would be an eye sore and also distract drivers on London Road. The council obviously disregarding the massive virtual billboard seconds away from Celtic Park.
Today the appeal was won by the club and now they can get to work on implementing the screen.
Full appeal statement:
Given the location of the proposed advertisement within the immediate environs of a very large football stadium I find that it would not be out of keeping with the scale of the stadium and the other elements that I have identified within the concourse.
“It would not therefore detract from the amenity of the locality.
“Subject to each of the conditions proposed by the council, and taking into account traffic management during events at the stadium, I conclude that it would not impact on public safety.
“I conclude that the site has the capacity to absorb the visual impact of the proposed advertising and, when subject to the council’s conditions, the proposal would not be to the detriment of amenity or public safety.
“I allow the appeal and grant express advertisement consent.”
The screen is set to be placed on the giant shamrock on the Celtic Way.
It will show a host of match highlights and advertisements and is said to enhance the match day experience.
Celtic have been upgrading the outside of Celtic Park for years and the place is unrecognisable. There are still plans afoot to build a museum and hotel outside the ground.