Home Group plans 32 affordable homes for Dundee

Home Group Longhaugh Neighbourhood Centre Dundee 2Plans for 32 affordable homes have been submitted to Dundee City Council on behalf of Home Group.

Developer Cruden Homes hopes to build the properties on the site of the former Longhaugh Neighbourhood Centre at Pitkerro Road.

The 1.2 hectare site, behind the recently re-erected Iceland store, has lain empty since the community centre was demolished on the site in 2011.

A design brief by architects Hackland and Dore stated: “The housing mix has been determined by Home Group to satisfy housing needs in the area and includes a mix of larger family semi-detached housing with smaller terraced accommodation and two storey cottage flats, including three wheelchair units.

“The site is on a prominent route into the city and close to public transport.

“It benefits from excellent local amenities including shopping, which will reduce the reliance of residents on private cars.”

Home Group Longhaugh Neighbourhood Centre DundeeStuart Dixon, Home Scotland’s head of development, said it was hoped planning permission would be approved to build 32 homes for local people in need of social rent.

He added: “The site has previously been granted residential planning permission and as a brownfield site we feel we can bring it back into productive use.

“We’re hoping to build a mixture of houses and flats with a minimum of two bedrooms. Flats will be designed to appear like large semi-detached homes to fit in with the surrounding housing.”

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