Monifieth could benefit from investment in a new community hub and affordable housing thanks to a housing developer with plans for the town.
Construction firm Taylor Wimpey has responded to issues raised at their recent public consultation over a project planned for The Grange and have agreed to give a significant contribution to build a new community centre.
Andrew Roberts, strategic land manager for Taylor Wimpey explained: “Public exhibitions are an excellent way for Taylor Wimpey to engage at an early stage with the community.
“There is also an opportunity for us to listen and respond proactively to local issues where we may be able to offer a positive contribution.
“Therefore, in response to suggestions made by local stakeholders, general feedback that was given to us by members of the public who attended our event in Monifieth, and our recent meeting with Monifieth Community Council it appears there is a strong desire locally for a new community centre facility.
He continued: “We have now confirmed our intention to offer a substantial six-figure financial contribution towards the construction of this new facility to local Council Officers and local councillors. And we have taken steps to positively engage with the Monifieth Community Resource Group (MCRG) who has been instrumental in the campaign for this facility in order to see how and when we could assist.”
Affordable housing needs in Monifieth are also to be looked at. Mr Roberts said: “Also, the lack of provision of affordable homes for many years was noted as a real concern for a number of our visitors to our event, and therefore we are currently investigating ways in which we can ensure the early delivery of affordable homes on our site as part of our overall proposals.”