Dundee approves Hillcrest flats plan

Dundee City Council has approved plans to build 14 new social housing flats in Lochee.

Dundee approves Hillcrest flats plan

The flats, which will be built on the site of the former Weavers Village between High Street and St Ann Lane, were proposed by KDM Architects on behalf of Hillcrest Homes.

Comprising of a mixture of two, three and four-bedroom homes, the project will also cater for residents with disabilities, as the two-bedroom flats on the ground floor level have been designed specifically for wheelchair users.

A total of nine car parking spaces will also be created as part of the development, with two being allocated disabled bays, The Evening Telegraph reports.

An electrical car charging point and bicycle storage will also be installed in the future.

It is anticipated the front line of the new building will be constructed just off the rear of the existing pavement on Lochee High Street, giving what is described as “level pedestrian access”.

Plans are also being put in place to install planters between the front of the building and the pavement to “provide some degree of privacy for the ground floor windows”.

The site, which was formerly part of the Highgate Centre, is unoccupied but is currently used as an unofficial car park. The buildings that were previously on the site were demolished in 2016 as part of the Highgate Area Redevelopment Plan.

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