Affordable flats plan

THE BRUNTON Design Studio in Carnoustie has submitted plans to Dundee City Council for affordable flats in Broughty Ferry.

The project is at the corner of Brook Street and St Vincent Street, currently occupied by a cottage.

The plans are for 16 flats, five with two bedrooms and 11 single bedrooms. The design integrates modern sustainable energy technology and the project would be built using energy efficient methods.

Mr Rodger Brunton stressed that there is a huge demand for housing in Broughty Ferry, particularly affordable homes.

He added that Dundee City Council’s director of housing had spoken out recently about the desperate need for such accommodation.

In their statement accompanying the application, Brunton Design reveal that an application has been made to the Scottish Government’s Greener Homes Innovation Scheme, aimed at promoting the development of affordable housing.

A partner in the practise, Mr Allan Mudie, said he appreciated that the location was in a sensitive area and was within the Broughty Ferry Conservation Area.

However, he believed the proposal would contribute to the appearance of the area by providing a high profile building using modern materials.

He said that the property presently on the site is beyond economic repair.