121 homes approved across two Dundee sites

Councillors in Dundee have approved plans for two developments that will provide 121 new homes.

121 homes approved across two Dundee sites

Plans for the Ballindean Road Housing Development by jmarchitects

A former industrial site on Ballindean Road in Douglas will host 43 houses and 24 flats, six fewer than initially intended during a public consultation last year to accommodate a SUDS pond to the north west corner of the site.

The homes have been designed by jmarchitects and will be built by Cullross Ltd for Caledonia Housing Association.

121 homes approved across two Dundee sites

An overview of the Ballindean Road site

The former BOC Gases Ltd industrial site is bounded by Ballindean Place, Balmedie Drive, Ballindean Road and Douglas Road located in the East End of the city.

In their recommendation for approval, council planners stated: “Although the proposal does not accord fully with the Development Plan, there are material considerations of sufficient weight to justify approval of planning permission. It is therefore recommended that planning permission be approved subject to conditions.”

121 homes approved across two Dundee sites

Burnside Mill in Lochee showing the converted wing in the centre

Meanwhile, the second wing of B-listed Burnside Mill in Lochee is to be converted into 54 flats for social housing.

The first wing of the Burnside Mill warehouse has already been transformed into flats but the remaining wing has lain unused for around 20 years. It was last used as a sports centre but has become increasingly run down in recent years and is now listed on the Buildings at Risk Register.

121 homes approved across two Dundee sites

The building set to be converted

The plans, showcased here in 2020 by developers AG Akermo and Gary Paterson Architect, will see the properties put up for social rent and operated by Hillcrest Homes.

Approval was also given for the removal of a disused Victorian railway platform and embankment at the site.

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