Fairways development delayed again

PLANS for a defunct garage in Carnoustie were dealt another blow this week as it was agreed to delay the project again.

Convenor for housing Councillor Donald Morrison put forward a motion that the Fairways Garage on Carnoustie High Street be converted to social housing.

It was proposed that three one bedroom flats be created from the existing structure to address some of the 252 applicants for one bed housing in Carnoustie.

However, after discussion regarding other options for the use of the site and questions over what could be done with the open plan lower half of the structure, it was decided to delay again.

The proposal will be presented again to a full Angus Council meeting after the next cycle, in six weeks time.

Councillor Morrison intimated the project was currently eligible for government housing grants, but this money would not be around for ever.

He said: “With the grant monies to bring the property into housing needing to be utilised within a certain timescale, I am obviously disappointed by the decision of Angus Councillors to refer the matter until the next full council meeting.

“But I am happy to meet with the Carnoustie councillors in order to discuss the other possible viable options for the site and the full costs of each alternative option put forward.”

The Fairways Garage development proposal will be discussed at the next full council meeting on November 1.

Read the full story in the Guide & Gazette on Friday.