Monifieth homes plan submitted

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The developer behind a proposed expansion to Monifieth of nearly 400 new homes has submitted a planning application to Angus Council.

Earlier this week Taylor Wimpey submitted the planning application to Angus Council’s planning department for permission in principle for development of land at The Grange, Monifieth to build around 380 homes and amenities.

This application follows a community engagement event that was held last year which invited residents and interested parties to offer their own input and help shape the plan.

Andrew Roberts, strategic land manager for Taylor Wimpey said: “Public exhibitions are an excellent way for Taylor Wimpey to engage at an early stage with the community in which it intends to deliver new developments.

“In response to the suggestions made by local stakeholders, as well as general feedback that was given to us by members of the public who attended the event, our proposals now aim to reflect as many of these views as possible.

“Our development design now proposes one storey homes on larger plots along much of the southern edge of the development, and we’ve also allowed for more green space throughout the development including a larger park providing improved connections to Ethiebeaton and along both the eastern and southern boundaries in line with comments received from local residents.

“Acoustic reports and further site assessments following some feedback that was received has resulted in an improved development design for the northern boundary, and should planning permission be granted then we plan to provide additional amenity land for The Grange Care Home. Plus we’ve proposed a wider path along Victoria Street that will accommodate both pedestrians and cyclists.

“The Grange site is a logical extension to Monifieth. Our proposal for around 380 new homes aims to offer a broad mix of private new homes as well as affordable housing where there is currently a significant shortfall.

“In addition, should the planning application be supported by the Council then there is an opportunity to provide a park and ride, as well as a recycling facility which could replace the town’s existing but constrained service.”