Caledonia plans recommended for approval

Architect’s impression of the 57 new homes for the former Maxwelltown Works in the Hilltown

Plans by Caledonia Housing Association to deliver 57 affordable homes at the former Maxwelltown Works in Dundee have been recommended for approval by council planners.

Caledonia and Cullross Limited submitted a joint planning application earlier this year to transform the derelict site on Alexander Street with a mixture of rented and low cost homeownership with 1 and 2 bedroom flats and 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes.

The application put forward by JM Architects stated that the plans have been designed to be sympathetic to the site’s industrial past and the surrounding architecture; contributing positively to the ongoing regeneration of the area with similar projects currently under construction on the opposite side of Alexander Street.

Members of Dundee City Council’s planning committee will be asked to approve the plans when they meet on Monday night.

In his report to go before the committee, executive director of city development Robin Presswood said: “The application is for a contemporary development of 57 units comprising of 41 dwelling houses and 16 flats with associated roads, parking, footpaths and landscaping at Maxwelltown Works,

“The site is an allocated brownfield housing site in the local development plan.

“As the proposed number of residential units is more than 50, the proposals constitute a major planning application.

“The proposed development is in accordance with the development plan and is recommended for approval.”

If approved work is hoped to start on the site in winter 2018 with the new homes handed over to Caledonia by spring 2020.

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