A former blacksmith’s workshop just outside Dundee could soon be demolished and replaced with new eco-friendly homes under plans submitted to the local council.
Housebuilder Inveraldie Developments Ltd wants to knock down the former smiddy – north of the village of Inveraldie – and split the site into three housing plots.
Each of the “modestly proportioned” homes would have a double garage, an open-plan kitchen/dining room at the front and a large lounge at the back, according to agent Peter Inglis Architects.
The homes would also be modern and eco-friendly.
The architect said in a supplementary statement: “The dwellings proposed have been designed with a conscious effort to minimise their impact on the environment.
“The thermal envelopes of the dwelling will be to the highest standards to ensure that heat loss is kept to a minimum.
“We also propose to incorporate some form of renewable technology, either solar photovoltaic panels or air source heat pumps, to ensure that the energy consumed by the dwelling is generated by sustainable means.”
Angus Council, the authority responsible for Inveraldie, is expected to make a decision by mid-December – and the outcome could go either way.
A similar application was rejected by the council in December 2000.