New homes plan on Dal­beat­tie site

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Plans for 15 new houses on the site of a for­mer builders’mer­chants in Dal­beat­tie have moved a step closer to re­al­ity.

IBF Prop­erty Ltd is propos­ing to re­de­velop the Jew­son’s Sta­tion Road site which closed in Novem­ber, 2016.

And the coun­cil this week granted plan­ning permission in prin­ci­ple for the scheme.

Full ap­proval is sub­ject to a num­ber of con­di­tions in­clud­ing the num­ber of af­ford­able units and a de­fin­i­tive site lay­out.

IBF Prop­erty, which is based in Auchen­cairn, bought the site in Novem­ber, 2017, and tried un­suc­cess­fully to find a ten­ant.

Hav­ing failed on that front, they then pro­posed build­ing 15 houses on the site say­ing this would “bring vi­tal­ity and en­vi­ron­men­tal im­prove­ment”to the area as well as“sig­nif­i­cant so­cio-eco­nomic ben­e­fits in­clud­ing sup­port­ing shops and ser­vices”.

Coun­cil of­fi­cials re­ceived 12 let­ters of sup­port for the pro­pos­als, the ma­jor­ity from peo­ple liv­ing close by the site, and just one ob­jec­tion.

As well as houses, IBF also in­tends to de­velop four industrial units and ren­o­vate the ex­ist­ing build­ings to be rented out to local busi­nesses.

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