Building Briefs – February 10th

Plans submitted for glass box restaurant overlooking famous Dundee city centre site

Plans have been submitted for a new restaurant and whisky bar overlooking Dundee’s famous and historic Howff cemetery.

Dundee City Council has been presented with an application put forward by Carnoustie’s Brunton Design on behalf of West One Residential Ltd.

The project includes a glass box seating area attached to the side of a listed building looking directly into the graveyard from the south side of the city centre location.

The Bank Street restaurant would have a facility for around 70 people, private dining and a whisky bar.

An upper seating area will be created on the north side of the building facing out and in towards the Howff.

The Howff, which first opened in 1564, is classed as an A listed building by Historic Environment Scotland.

It consists of 1,750 stones, and is generally considered to be one of the most important collections of tombstones in Scotland.

The last burial took place in 1857.


Work continues on £11.3m Greenock water infrastructure upgrade

Scottish Water is continuing work on a £11.3 million water infrastructure investment project in Greenock.

The scheme is being delivered by Caledonia Water Alliance (CWA) and aims to benefit more than 18,000 customers in parts of Inverclyde and Renfrewshire.

In order to install a section of water main across Dougliehill Road, road traffic management will be implemented on the route for one week from 20 February.


Barratt loses appear over 41 home St Andrews plan

Barratt Homes’ appeal over a rejected proposal to build 41 houses on a protected green space in St Andrews has been dismissed.

The housebuilder had initially lodged a planning application in 2015 for the development of New Park Playing Field next to Canongate but it was turned down last year as it is designated a Protected Open Space, part of the larger green space created by the Lade Braes.

A fresh appeal by the company has now been turned down by the Scottish Government.


Green light likely for Aberdeen flats plan

Developers of a proposed seven-storey block of student flats in Aberdeen city centre have been told councillors are “minded to approve” their application.

Aberdeen City Council’s planning committee met this weel to decide on Downing Students’ application to construct a 374-unit building on John Street, near the Woolmanhill halls.

The project has faced questions on car parking and contributions which local reports claim have now been satisfactorily answered.

Opposition emerged from George Street Community Council and Aberdeen Civic Society who questioned the developer contribution to the 75ft-tall scheme.

They had claimed this would only be £3,000 towards the multimillion-pound Union Terrace Gardens renovation and include no car club parking spaces.


Dundee to decide on wall insulation project

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