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16 January 2017

163 affordable homes proposed for Dundee

163 affordable homes proposed for Dundee

Plans to build 163 homes in Dundee have been recommended for approval. Councillors on Dundee City Council’s development management committee will discuss a proposal to build residential units on land where the Bucklemaker and Butterburn Court blocks stood in the city’s Hilltown area.

Collective Architecture have been commissioned to design the development by Robertson Partnership Homes, on behalf of Hillcrest Housing Association and Dundee City Council.

Under the plans, the new properties would be made up of 123 flats and 40 houses of which there would be five detached houses, 35 terraced homes, 12 two storey flats and 93 flats. Another 18 of the flats would be supported accommodation.

The Regeneration Framework in this proposal presents a basic urban building plan for the Derby Street area, with town houses and apartments to the western edge of Strathmartine Road and recreating Russell Street as a pedestrian link between Strathmartine Road and Derby Street.

The development reintroduces Russell Street as a pedestrian thoroughfare, which will contribute positively to permeability in the area for new and existing residents. The re-introduction of Russell Street is one of the principal features of the scheme and would enhance the public realm.

A total of 150 car parking spaces are planned within two courtyard areas along with 10 additional spaces in front of properties and nine more on-street spaces.

The maximum height of the flats was reduced from seven to six storeys to take into account the surroundings. The buildings will be significantly smaller than Bucklemaker and Butterburn Court – both of which were 22 storeys high.

The planning application has been recommended for approval.

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