Dundee City Council to consider house alterations consultation

Dundee City CouncilA Dundee City Council consultation on proposed planning guidance for some of the most common changes people make to their homes has generated a number of responses.

In January the local authority issued draft supplementary guidance for householders considering extensions, fitting dormers or building a garage as well as a range of common domestic developments.

Interested parties including statutory bodies, private and public parties, community groups and members of the public were invited to comment on the document, and feedback came from a number of groups including Dundee Institute of Architects, Broughty Ferry Community Council, Dundee University Town & Regional Planning students, SEPA, SNH, Historic Scotland and the Scottish Government.

Bill Campbell, depute convener of the city development committee, said: “The number of comments we received and the detailed and technical nature of some of the points being made clearly reflects the level of interest in making sure our Local Development Plan is accessible and sufficiently detailed

“The representations received have helped to clarify particular sections of the proposed guidance and many of them will be taken on board when the final document is produced.”

Advice and best practice on the design, scale and location of extensions, alterations to existing houses and development of garden ground is included in the document, which has been created to meet the changing needs and demands of residents.

As the planning authority Dundee City Council also has to consider the impact of the proposed work on the property, neighbouring buildings and the surrounding area.

The report will be considered by the city development committee on Monday April 27.

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