Affordable housing plans lodged for Errol Airfield site

Councillor Mac Roberts
Councillor Mac Roberts

Plans have been lodged for a housing development to be built on a 58 hectare site at Errol Airfield on the outskirts of Dundee.

If approved, the Morris Leslie Group proposals will see 240 new houses built, including 60 affordable homes.

Perth and Kinross Council granted planning permission in principle to the developers back in October 2010 for a mixed use development at Errol Airfield.

The Carse of Gowrie plan also contains details of plots for commercial use and the scheme would link Errol to the new housing through a network of green spaces and upgraded paths.

Councillor Mac Roberts, who is one of the representatives for the Carse of Gowrie ward, told The Courier: “Planning permission has been renewed at five yearly intervals.

“I believe that no developer was interested in the site but perhaps that has now changed. I believe that the development was originally for some 240 houses, 25 per cent of which were to be affordable and also light industrial use.”

While the two main entrance points into the site will be retained for the time being, a separate planning application will be submitted shortly for a new western access gateway. This is aimed to improve vehicular, cycle and pedestrian links.

The proposal has been discussed with the council, Errol Community Council and the Carse Sustainability Group.

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