Council undecided on town plans

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The future layout of Angus was debated at an Angus Council meeting on Thursday in a bid to decide the best development strategy for the area and where development should be located.

The Local Development Plan decides the best future strategy for the area and where specific development should be located.

Discussed by elected members at the meeting last week the plan was not accepted in full.

There were various amendments put forward by a number of members and revisions are currently being made to reflect the amendments.

Main considerations for the development plan is creating enough affordable housing to bring Angus in line with the housing recommendations in the TAYplan.

The revised version of the plan will be presented to the council for noting in January.

An Angus Council spokesperson advised: “It is anticipated that the development plan will then be published in February; for a nine week period representations regarding its content can be made.”

Councillor Brian Boyd explained the importance of separating the current proposed developments such as those at Pitskelly, which are being discussed within the current plan, with future development proposals for Local Development Plan for next 20 years or so.

“Last Thursday planners were putting forward motion that the west end of Carnoustie was the best place to build new houses but Councillor Bowles and myself brought in the amendment that Pitskelly was the best option. The leader of the council dropped the motion without going to vote,” Councillor Boyd said.

Keep an eye on the Guide & Gazette early in the new year to find out more detailed information on up to date development plans from Angus Council.