Dundee pub could be demolished in favour of six semi-detached houses

The former Jimmy Shand pub in Menzieshill

Fresh plans to finally demolish an “eyesore” former pub to make way for housing have been submitted to Dundee City Council.

The long-closed Jimmy Shand in Dickson Avenue, Menzieshill, is the subject of another application by MCD Construction Consultancy on behalf of Neil Findlay and Punch Taverns.

The new plans, if approved, will see the Shand demolished and six semi-detached houses constructed in its place. It is the latest in a series of attempts to finally develop the derelict pub, which closed in 2011.

Mr Findlay, based in Burton-upon-Trent, has sought permission to build housing on the site several times in the past without success.

The previous application for a block of 12 two-bedroom apartments was submitted in December, but was withdrawn because there were too many properties.

The planning statement for the latest application states that the pub has now been closed for seven years and there is no interest in reopening it.

The site has also become a target for fly-tipping and vandalism.

The building has been the subject of complaints from locals over the years who have called for the pub to be demolished.

Marshall Gorrie, 72, who has lived in the area for more than 40 years, said that he hoped the latest application would finally win approval from councillors.

“This will definitely improve the area,” he said.

“It was a dumping ground. People were using it as a toilet. It is terrible just now.”

The Jimmy Shand is now owned by Star Pubs and Bars, the pub business of Heineken.

The site occupies a total of 0.415 acres and is on the northern side of Dickson Avenue close to the junction with Glamis Road.

If approved, each house in the scheme will stand at two-and-a-half storeys tall and each dwelling will have two parking spaces allocated to it.

Access from the existing route on Dickson Avenue will be widened and improved.

Landscaping will also be introduced, as the area currently has none.

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