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Planning permission granted for Morgan Street Affordable Homes

Caledonia’s Morgan Street homes closer to being built

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The creation of 28 new affordable homes in Dundee took another step closer to becoming reality 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 in Dundee.

The approved plans for the redevelopment of this derelict brownfield site in Morgan Street include the building of 10 new flats and 18 houses for rent. The properties, on the site of the former jute mill, have an energy efficient high quality design to help minimise tenants’ 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.