Social housing plan submitted for Monifieth’s Invertay House

Social housing plan submitted for Monifieth’s Invertay House

Plans are being progressed to convert what was once Monifieth Public School into 20 council homes.

The development of Invertay House will create good quality, affordable housing that can improve the quality of life for residents by offering an environment that has positive benefits for health, financial stability and security.

Originally built in 1878 as Monifieth Public School, Invertay House provided education for both primary and secondary pupils up until 1966 and then primary education alone until its closure in 1985. More recently the building was used as office space until it was closed in 2016.

The council has now submitted planning and listed building consent applications for social housing at the Maule Street site.

Communities vice-convener at Angus Council, Kenny Braes, said: “The Invertay House site holds a lot of history, and this new development will add to this even more by bringing a valuable new asset into the community by way of high-quality affordable homes.

“Enabling the creation of much-needed new properties for social rent helps us to deliver our ambitious affordable housing targets.”

The conversion and development of Invertay House gives a new lease of life to a prominent and well-liked building in the heart of Monifieth and provides much needed affordable accommodation.

The proposals incorporate a diverse mix of private, semi-private and public open green space to aid biodiversity, forms an attractive usable environment for the community and visitors and creates an enhanced landscape setting for the former school building.

A new public garden is proposed at the North of the site next to Maule Street.

As high-quality new homes, they will contribute to the Local Housing Strategy 2023-28 target of 76 new affordable homes each year in Angus by the council and its housing association partners.

The development currently sits within the latest Strategic Housing Investment Plan, which sets out the affordable housing investment priorities for the next five years in Angus.

The planning application is now live. Anyone wishing to make comments can do so by going to Angus Council’s planning portal and planning officers will be contacting near neighbours of the proposed development shortly.

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