Barratt Homes proposal for new Dundee development set to go before council planning committee

Barratt Homes has applied to build a new family development close to Dundee city centre

AN APPLICATION by Barratt Homes to build a much-needed new family development close to Dundee city centre is set to go before the Council planning committee next week (14 February).

The five-star housebuilder’s plan to build 223 new homes on an area of brownfield land – which was once the site of the former Keiller Marmalade production plant – has been recommended for conditional approval.

Accessible via two roads directly off Mains Loan and situated just 10 minutes from the city centre, the proposed development site is around 15.7 acres in size, and is well served by infrastructure, transport links and amenities, making it an ideal location for new homes.

Should plans be approved, construction at the development is set to support up to 345 direct jobs and 690 indirect jobs through Barratt Homes, its sub-contractors and suppliers, including the creation of a number of full-time apprenticeships.

Should planning consent be granted, Barratt Homes intends to purchase the site and commence development in early Spring.

David Palmer, Managing Director for Barratt North Scotland, said: “We are pleased that our application for new family homes in Mains Loan is scheduled to go up to committee for recommended approval.

“This is a large, prominent site of disused land which has lain derelict for many years. Our vision to transform it into high-quality family housing will help to meet the demand for new homes in the area, and the construction process will create a number of local job opportunities should plans be approved. 

“Throughout the lengthy planning process Barratt Homes has worked closely with Council officials and the local community in developing its current proposal, allowing it to secure positive support. We look forward to starting on site, allowing Barratt Homes the opportunity to deliver a quality housing development for the City of Dundee.”

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