Caledonia granted planning permission for Dundee affordable homes

Street images copy (1)The creation of 28 new affordable homes in Dundee took a step closer last week when Dundee City Council granted planning permission for Caledonia Housing Association’s £3.5 million development at the former Taybank Works site on Morgan Street.

The approved plans for the redevelopment of the derelict former jute mill site include the building of 10 new flats and 18 houses for rent.

The properties have an energy efficient high quality design to help minimise tenant’s energy costs.

This project is one of a number of new developments being considered by Caledonia Housing Association in Dundee over the coming years and will help contribute to meeting one of the key objectives of the council’s Local Housing Strategy – to provide new high quality affordable housing to meet the substantial demand in the city.

Julie Cosgrove, Caledonia Housing Association’s chief executive, said: “We are delighted to have received planning permission for the new homes at Morgan Street in Dundee. These homes mark the start of Caledonia developing new, affordable homes in Dundee again, where a large focus of our properties and tenants are based.

“Caledonia is endeavouring to increase our housing stock by 25% over the next five years, which will see us build 1,000 new affordable homes. This is aligned with the Scottish Government’s objective of increasing affordable housing made possible via the Scottish Government grants available to us.”

Work is expected to begin on the site in autumn 2017.

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