Plans to build dozens of homes on the site of a former Dundee College building have been given the green light.
The city council has granted planning permission to Persimmon Homes to build 59 houses on the 1.6-hectare site in Melrose Terrace.
The homes will be a mixture of terraced and detached properties, ranging from two to four bedrooms.
The proposals also include off-street parking, private gardens and an area of open space to provide “screening” from adjacent industrial units.
The developers have detailed a road layout that would split the site into northern and southern sections, each with a junction on to Melrose Terrace, as well as a footpath connecting the two.
In a statement supporting their application, Persimmon Homes said: “Houses have been designed to front/overlook streets and areas of open space wherever possible.
“This results in a high degree of natural surveillance throughout the site and the perception of a safe and welcoming environment incorporating well integrated and usable landscaped areas.
“Consequently walking, cycling and use of public open space is encouraged.
“Care will been taken to ensure appropriate design and finishes throughout.
“The application site is not considered to be overly prominent in the context of the surrounding area and therefore the development as proposed would not appear overbearing or out of scale. It is considered that the proposals represent an opportunity to develop the site for housing which respects the character, appearance, scale and density of the surrounding locality.”
The Melrose Terrace site, which was formerly occupied by Stobswell Boys Secondary School, was put up for sale in 2010 following restructuring by Dundee College and the buildings were demolished in July this year.
Persimmon have already built a housing development on the former Graham Street campus and, last week, early proposals for the transformation of another campus were unveiled.
The site on Constitution Road has been empty since 2011 and has become a target for vandals and thieves.
Owners Whiteburn Projects have submitted a pre-application notice to the council, proposing to turn the campus into a mixture of residential apartments and offices, retail, hotel and leisure facilities.
A public consultation event will take place at St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Dudhope Crescent Road, on Thursday December 11, from 3-8pm.
The college now mainly operates out of its sites on the Kingsway and Gardyne Road, having merged with Angus College.