Ogilvie Homes submits revised Carnoustie planning application

Ogilvie HomesDevelopers have submitted revised plans for a housing project in Angus following requests for amendments by the local authority and Caledonia Housing Association.

Angus Council granted permission in 2015 for 42 homes and 40 flats at the former Taymouth Engineering Works site in Carnoustie.

Work on the project was already underway when a council investigation concluded developer Ogilvie Homes had deviated from its approved plans.

Residents in the nearby Maltings building – which was also developed by Ogilvie Homes – contacted Carnoustie councillor David Cheape with concerns the windows overlooked their properties, contrary to the plans.

Other than work to make the building wind and watertight, the development has had to stop.

Mr Cheape said: “I am advised by Angus Council that work recommenced in order to ensure the semi-complete building is brought to a level that means it can be left safe and watertight pending the outcome of a new planning application submission based on the current build.

“This is likely to mean a few weeks extra work to put the timber roof in place and apply roofing felt to ensure the building is largely watertight.

“Local residents will receive neighbour notification notices from Angus Council in order that they can respond to the new planning application.”

A spokesman for Ogilvie Homes told Scottish Construction Now: “The plans take account of minor amendments made to window dimensions, along with other changes requested by the housing association and local authority in order to meet the needs of disabled residents. The height of the building is consistent with the approved plans and has not changed.”

New plans were submitted earlier this month and neighbours have been invited to comment on the revised plans.

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