Density reduced at proposed Carnoustie development

Kirkwood Homes has reduced the number of new properties at its proposed Carnoustie development following discussions with Angus Council.

Density reduced at proposed Carnoustie development

Working in conjunction with Angus Estates Ltd, the housebuilder initially submitted plans to expand the northern edge of the town with 62 homes on the greenfield site at Panbride Road.

Following a public consultation and discussions with the council, a new layout shows a reduction in the number of units to 60, with four two-bedroom bungalows now part of the plans.

Allan Rae, land director at Kirkwood Homes, said: “Although the number of units has reduced, the variety of house-types has increased. The site includes a mixture of three, four and five-bedroom homes as well as two-bedroom bungalows.

“We have been particularly encouraged by the support for the proposals from the local community and the high levels of interest. Many prospective buyers are younger couples and families looking to upscale but remain in the town.

“The addition of bungalows to the housing mix at the site will also allow older members of the community to downsize from larger properties in the town freeing them up for young families which wish to remain in Carnoustie.

“Our proposals will go some way to helping retain people in the local area rather than them moving out of Carnoustie to other areas to find their family homes.”

The 3.7-hectare development site is east of Carlogie Road and north of Panbride Road.

Subject to planning permission, a quarter of the 60 homes will be affordable.

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