Building Briefs Sept 19

Councillors approve new Glamis homes

A plan to extend the Angus village of Glamis by 21 homes has been approved by councillors.

The housing site at Mary Countess Way, north of the A94, is partially completed with 10 homes constructed.

The developer, FJE Homes, had planning permission to build a further 14 homes on the site but wanted to replace 12 of these larger homes into 21 smaller dwellings.

The plans were granted with the condition that no work starts on any of the 21 homes until there is evidence that the public drainage system can cope.

The 21 homes will consist of 15 single-storey, four two-storey and two 1.5-storey dwellings, arranged around three courtyards. Plans identify landscaping and boundary enclosures, with a beech hedge around the site.


New nursing care home planned for Grantown on Spey

A new nursing care home has been proposed for Grantown on Spey.

Parklands Group has submitted plans for the £3.5m 40-bed building on a site at Seafield Avenue to Highland Council.

The company said the single storey home would have four wings each with a day room, dining room and 10 en-suite bedrooms.

It added that the facility would be modelled on Parklands’ new care homes in Tain and Muir of Ord.


Glasgow tower blocks to be demolished

Work to demolish two tower blocks at Knightswood has commenced by Glasgow Housing Association (GHA), according to reports.

Residents in numbers 240 and 280 Lincoln Avenue have been relocated from the properties. The demolition is part of a wider regeneration programme for the city, which also included bringing down two other tower blocks in Scotstoun recently.

It has been reported that Technical Demolition Services are carrying out a soft strip of the Lincoln Avenue blocks ahead of their demolition.


Aberdeen community hits out as supermarket plan doubles in size

An Aberdeen community has hit out at the increased size of a proposed supermarket.

Nigg Community Council has objected to a proposal of application notice for a 5,750 sq ft supermarket as part of the 1,500-home Loirston development.

Knight Frank and Hermiston Securities have lodged the proposal and will apply for full planning permission in October for their development site south of the city.

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