Dundee councillors reject plans for 100 more homes at Kirkwood development

Kirkwood Homes’ plan to increase the size of its Linlathen Village development in Broughty Ferry has been knocked back by councillors.

A previous phase of Balgillo Heights was approved on appeal

The developer had planned to deliver an additional 100 homes at the site to the north of the A92 – also known as Balgillo Heights.

The proposals formed the second phase of the project, the first of which was granted on appeal by the Scottish Government – despite initially being rejected by Dundee City Council.

Council planners had recommended that the new plans be approved ahead of Monday night’s planning committee meeting, although objections were raised by Dundee Civic Trust and Broughty Ferry Community Council regarding congestion and extra pressure on local facilities.

Councillors rejected the proposal by a margin of 17-6.

Kirkwood Homes is expected to launch an appeal.

Allan Rae, land director at Kirkwood Homes, said he was “extremely disappointed” in the decision.

He added: “We believe this would have helped stimulate investment in the Dundee economy, create jobs and meet market needs for new family housing.”

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