Historic Newtyle railway sheds to be transformed into housing

Historic railway sheds in Newtyle are to be transformed into new homes after the residential development secured permission from Angus Council planners.

The B-listed buildings, which were once the terminus of the Dundee and Newtyle Railway, are to be converted into six new homes in the village.

The buildings are nearly 200 years old and among Scotland’s oldest original railway buildings.

Developers hope the new Commercial Street properties could be ready to welcome families as soon as the end of this year.

Angus Council approved conditional planning and listed building consent for the Simco Inveraldie Ltd project, plans for which were submitted in October last year. Revised proposals followed the earlier withdrawal of a bid for four houses there.

The sheds have previously been the subject of applications for retail use and a 2015 office plan which never went ahead, The Courier reports.

Built in the early 1830s as the terminus of the Dundee and Newtyle Railway, it is the oldest station site in Scotland to retain anything of its original building.

A full survey of the buildings will be undertaken to secure a historical record of the site.

Developers hope to create a “micro-community” within the village. A spokesman for agents Anthony Robertson Design said: “We’re delighted with the decision of the planning authority, as is our client.

“Work should commence on site within the coming months on receipt of the outstanding approvals and consents. It is hoped that the finished units will be on the market for sale by late 2021/early 2022.”

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