Plans have been lodged to build 21 new homes on the site of an 18th century jute mansion in Dundee.
The proposed area for the new homes is a patch of land north of Foggyley Gardens, in the Lochee area of the city, which has been lying empty since 2008.
If the council gives the plans the green light, there will be 14 semi-detached homes and seven detached houses built in the former grounds of Foggyley House.
Strathmore Homes submitted the application.
Local architecture firm ARKTX drew up the plans and said in their proposal it is in line with Lochee’s regeneration framework, which aims to provide more housing for residents. The area is already a residential area.
In a report by ARKTX, it said: “The proposed site sits within the former land of Foggyley House, a jute mansion of the late 1800s. The land has been partially developed into housing and the site itself is the former location of multi-storey flats, which were demolished in the early 2000s and is therefore relatively level with a slight fall north to south.”
The correspondence from the council highlighted the need to preserve the mature trees in the area.
This was taken on board by the firm who conducted a survey on the number of trees in the area and proposed they will remain as part of the new housing estate if the plans are approved.
The report added: “Some of the prominent landscape features of the former jute mansion’s estate remain — in particular there is a prevalence of mature specimen trees that sit adjacent to the eastern stone boundary wall that date from the Cox estate era.
“These will not be affected by this current application and are to be retained as part of the proposals to preserve the historical context of the site and maintain the established boundary condition.”