Dundee Local Development Plan

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THE DOCUMENT that will guide the physical growth of Dundee for the next decade has been published.

Setting out where and when development, including housing and economic development, can take place, the Dundee Local Development Plan 2019 is the land use strategy for the city up to 2029.

It contains policies and proposals covering the main land use issues in the city, and provides the context for decisions on planning applications to be made.

Will Dawson convener of Dundee City Council’s planning committee said: β€œIt is difficult to underestimate how important the local development plan actually is to what the city looks like going forward.

β€œIt determines what can be built, where and it gives us a framework for taking decisions and making recommendations on applications.”

The plan focuses on delivering high quality design and new housing balanced with protecting exciting assets including main shopping streets, greenspaces and historic environment. 

Among the key issues covered in the plan are the allocation of housing sites with room for 2,605 new homes over the next five years, land for economic development to ensure businesses can expand or locate in Dundee and a town centres first approach which requires shops to locate in the city centre or district centres. 

The plan was prepared following a citywide public consultation generating responses from more than 300 people.

Lynne Short convener of the council’s city development committee added: β€œThe last local development plan helped the city thrive with significant development at the Western Gateway as well as the redevelopment of housing sites in regeneration areas in Lochee, Hilltown and Whitfield.  Under the plan the council granted planning permission for 3,149 homes."

The document can be viewed here http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/localdevplan

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