Plans submitted to demolish former Dundee care home
Plans to demolish a former care home in Dundee to make way for housing have been submitted to Dundee City Council.
The plans for Wellburn House on Liff Road arrive after the property was sold to Barratt Homes by previous owners the Diocese of Dunkeld, which ran the care home until its closure in 2017.
The care home was shut down just a few days after a 94-year-old resident fell to his death from an upstairs window in 2017.
Since then, the religious group have maintained the property at a cost of around £60,000 a year.
Barratt Homes now hopes to knock down the building in order to make way for a new development of three and four-bedroom homes, which the firm believes will meet a growing demand for housing in the city.
The number of homes set to be built on the site has not been confirmed by the developers, The Courier reports.
David Palmer, managing director for Barratt North Scotland, added: “There is enormous demand in the Dundee area for new homes, particularly those who are taking their first steps onto the property ladder.
“The Wellburn site is ideally placed for development and will help to serve this need while also transforming disused land into a thriving family community. We look forward to engaging with the community throughout the consultation and are committed to taking their feedback on board throughout.”
An online public consultation on the demolition plans and the future development of the site is to be held online on July 7.