The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and Dundee)

Plans emerge for 300 new Arbroath homes

Housebuild­er plans major developmen­t at Crudie Acres

- graham brown gbrown@thecourier.co.uk

A vision of how nearly 300 new homes on the edge of Arbroath would look has been lodged with Angus planners.

Housebuild­er Persimmon has lodged the next stage of its bid for the developmen­t at Crudie Acres with design and access statements for the near 10 hectare East Muirlands Road site.

The site, opposite the town’s Western cemetery, is allocated for around 230 homes in the proposed Angus local plan and the company say they believe it is capable of accommodat­ing the 287 homes applied for.

The firm’s intention is to develop the site in two phases, with 100 houses being built in the next five years.

Bounded to the north by the Hercules Den burn, the site’s design draft reveals a developmen­t of two-storey terraced, semi-detached and detached houses and cottage flats.

Persimmon say there are no bungalows in the proposal and have described the scale, massing and design as appropriat­e in the context of the existing adjacent neighbourh­ood.

“The developmen­t will be distinctiv­e, safe and pleasant, welcoming, adaptable, resource efficient and easy to move around. PERSIMMON

“The proposed developmen­t constitute­s a logical extension to the existing settlement to the south and will not appear incongruou­s or out of scale in terms of surroundin­g views,” suggests the company’s supporting statement.

Access is proposed via two access points on to East Muirlands Road, with a SUDS (Sustainabl­e Urban Drainage System) being developed, to include two separate basins at low points on the site.

Persimmon adds: “The developmen­t will be distinctiv­e, safe and pleasant, welcoming, adaptable, resource efficient and easy to move around as per the required qualities of successful places cited in designing streets.”

Councillor­s will consider the applicatio­n in due course when it comes before the area’s developmen­t standards committee, but when the proposals first emerged they prompted a call from local members to use the proposal as an opportunit­y to improve nearby traffic problem spots.

There is a narrow bottleneck s-bend on the road out of the town northwards and it is hoped that may be improved if the large-scale developmen­t gets the green light.

Town councillor Alex King has also suggested considerat­ion should be given to improvemen­ts at the East Muirlands Road junction with Keptie Road, which is already busy at peak times and likely to experience increased traffic from any new developmen­t.

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Councillor Alex King, right, has suggested improvemen­ts for the East Muirlands Road junction as plans were revealed.
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