£70m residential and business development in Angus set for green light

£70m residential and business development in Angus set for green light

The detailed masterplan for a £70 million Angus residential and business development is set to be approved by Angus Council.

Five years after permission in principle was granted for the Pitskelly scheme at Carnoustie, Angus development standards councillors are being recommended to conditionally approve the 250-house/business park scheme on Tuesday.

DJ Laing Group is behind the joint venture with Persimmon Homes and projects the housing element to generate almost £35m in construction investment over a five-year period of development.

A start date of October this year has now been targeted, The Courier reports.

The reserved matters planning application has drawn a number of fresh objections over fears the scale of the development will change the character of nearby Barry village and lead to the loss of prime agricultural land.

Potential pressure on already stretched local services has also been raised as a concern.

One objector said: “The medical centre cannot cope now, let alone with all these new houses being built. Schools are full. Carnoustie is not part of Dundee, it’s a coastal golfing town. Stop building on every bit of green space we have.”

However, Angus Council’s planning chief Kate Cowey will tell councillors that those arguments were previously considered when permission in principle was granted.

Angus Council’s roads division has raised no objections in respect of matters including flooding, draining or public transport.

A 25% affordable housing contribution will equate to 63 homes, comprising 24 one-bedroom flats, 19 two-bed houses, 12 three-bed and eight two-bedroomed wheelchair accessible bungalows.

The business park will be developed across 14 acres, with close access to the A92 Dundee to Arbroath road at Upper Victoria.

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