Plans submitted for homes on former Dundee multi site

Hillcrest Housing AssociationPlans for more than 80 homes to be built on the site of the former multis in Dundee have been lodged with city planners.

Dundee City Council and Hillcrest Housing Association have formed a partnership to build social rented houses on land south/east of Alexander Street in the Hilltown area where housing blocks were levelled four years ago.

The council is proposing to put more than £3 million into a partnership scheme with Hillcrest to build the 81 homes, including around 40 council houses, which will be constructed alongside a school and community facilities.

Graeme Keillor, Hillcrest Housing Association projects manager, said: “The redevelopment of Alexander Street will bring much needed affordable housing to the area and continue the regeneration of the Hilltown.

“The submission of the planning application is a key milestone for the project. Our team is working towards making a start on site early in 2016, subject to obtaining all consents and approval from the Scottish Government.

“In partnership with Dundee City Council we have already consulted with people in the area and we’ve had a positive response to the plans.”

The development is part of the council’s plans to transform the area as outlined in the Hilltown physical regeneration framework, which sets out a vision for the area as “a popular, safe and attractive place to live”.

The proposals were agreed by the housing committee in October.

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