Angus Council gives green light to thousands of new houses

by: Edward Murray
  • 08/08/2016
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Angus Council gives green light to thousands of new houses
Angus Council has given the go-ahead to plans that could see the construction of 4,620 new homes in the local authority area over the next decade.

The Angus Local Development Plan (ALDP) sets out a framework for future growth in the towns, villages and rural areas that comprise Angus. It includes plans to develop both brown and green field sites and identifies areas to be expanded for employment.

In North Angus 265 new homes are planned at Sunnyside Hospital, Hillside. In East Angus 230 new homes have been earmarked for Crudie Acres, with another 120 at Crudie Farm, Arbroath. In West Angus the plan identifies a site at Turfbeg for 300 new homes, with another 300 at Westfield, Forfar. In South Angus there will be 250 new homes built at Pitskelly, Carnoustie; 130 at Ashludie Hospital, Monifieth; and 350 on land west of Victoria Street, Monifieth.

The ALDP puts in place a requirement for 25% of all new developments of more than 10 units to be provided as affordable housing.

It also supports the ongoing development of existing employment sites and identifies about 117 hectares of new employment land to create more flexibility to respond to emerging demands.

Angus Council submitted its proposed plan to Scottish Ministers back in November 2015. The plan was subsequently examined and modified. Now that councillors have agreed to the modifications, the ALDP will go before Scottish Ministers for formal adoption.

The ALDP will be subject to review every five years to ensure it remains aligned with the Tayplan, which covers the strategic planning for all of the cities in the Tay region and over the next 20 years.

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