A developer whose bid to build housing on a former Dundee factory site was rejected has vowed to persevere with the plans.
F&H Developments said it was “100% committed to finding an acceptable solution for all involved” after councillors voted to refuse planning consent to develop the former Tay Rope Works site on Magdalen Yard, in the West End council ward.
The proposals involved building five houses and four flats, as well as demolishing a C-listed facade.
A spokeswoman for F&H Developments said: “Before we purchased the site, it had lain empty for about 20 years and had been left to lapse into its present derelict condition.
“For clarity, F&H Developments has only owned the site for 17 months and is far from responsible for the deterioration of the building over the last 20 years.”
The spokeswoman said the firm had invested £55,000 since buying the old rope works – describing it as a “considerable amount” for a site that already has a live planning consent.
“It is felt that the demolition of the rotten facade is a priority as there are health and safety issues due to the building’s dangerous condition,” she added.