Housebuilder eyes build of homes at site of former Dundee marmalade plant

AN application by Barratt Homes to build a new family development close to Dundee city centre is to go before the council planning committee next week.

The housebuilder has plans to build 223 ‘must needed’ new homes on an area of brownfield land – once the site of the former Keiller Marmalade production plant – with it being recommended for conditional approval.

If approved, the development would be accessible via two roads directly off Mains Loan and situated just ten minutes from the city centre, with the proposed site being around 15.7 acres in size. Barratt said it is ‘well served’ by infrastructure, transport links and amenities.

The firm added that the works at the development would support up to 345 direct jobs and 690 indirect jobs through Barratt Homes, its sub-contractors and suppliers – including the creation of a number of full-time apprenticeships.

David Palmer, MD for Barratt North Scotland, said, “We are pleased that our application for new family homes in Mains Loan is scheduled to go up to committee for recommended approval. This is a large, prominent site of disused land which has lain derelict for many years.

“Our vision to transform it into high-quality family housing will help to meet the demand for new homes in the area, and the construction process will create a number of local job opportunities should plans be approved. Throughout the lengthy planning process Barratt Homes has worked closely with council officials and the local community in developing its current proposal, allowing it to secure positive support.

“We look forward to starting on site, allowing Barratt Homes the opportunity to deliver a quality housing development for the city of Dundee.”