A derelict piece of land will be transformed into housing after plans for 18 flats were given the green light.
Hillcrest Housing Association has been given the go-ahead to build the development on a gap site off Coupar Angus Road, in Dundee, to the south of St Ann Lane.
The proposed site is next to Lochee Health Centre and the site of the former Highgate Shopping Centre, which is now a car park.
Work on the site will begin by late summer and it is expected to be completed late next year.
Davis Zwirlein, director of development and new business at Hillcrest, said: “These properties will mark a significant contribution to the regeneration of the area.
“The development is still in its infancy and is subject to the completion of land acquisition from Dundee City Council and Scottish Government grants, however it is anticipated that work will start on the site this summer and we look forward to delivering these one and two-bedroom properties to people and families in need of social housing by late 2016.”
The project was approved despite concerns over noise coming from the busy A923 Coupar Angus Road, which will be directly next to the development.
In a report, the council planning officer said: “A preliminary risk assessment in terms of contaminated land and noise impact were submitted with the application.
“These conclude that the site is suitable for the development and suggest mitigation measures for noise abatement.”
The development will be made up of 14 two-bedroom flats and four one-bedroom flats, while there will also be off-street parking for residents.
The project is the latest in a number being handled by Hillcrest as part of regeneration across the city.
In Sinclair Street, yards from the latest proposed site, work is already under way on 32 new housing association flats.
And last October, the council revealed plans to put 3 million into a partnership scheme with Hillcrest as part of plans to build 70 homes on the former site of Alexander Street multis in Hilltown.
Meanwhile, late last year, Cullross Ltd and Hillcrest submitted proposals to build 21 flats at Dens Road’s junction with Alexander Street.