An architect has resubmitted plans to build new flats and shops in Dundee.
Brunton Designs, on behalf of Handleflat Limited, has lodged an application for a mixed use development of five flats and two retail units at 231 King Street in Broughty Ferry.
The new development would see the three-storey development built on the former site of Lulu’s Gluten Free Goodies cafe, formerly Cafe Royale, and lock-up garages.
The application also includes associated parking, amenity space and servicing.
A previous application was rejected for the site – which currently contains a small, single-storey retail unit and garages – in March.
The city council refused permission on the grounds the proposed development was “not of a sufficient quality” and would “constitute overdevelopment” of the area.
Following the refusal, the architects have worked closely with planning officials and the roads department to produce an alternative scheme.
Under the new proposals, the number of homes has been reduced and a restaurant which was included in the original plan has been replaced by retail units.
The car park, which will be located on the bottom floor of the development, will also have charging points for electric vehicles.
Allan Mudie, of Brunton Design, said “compromises” had been made in order to bring the application into line with city planners’ demands.
He said: “We’ve reduced the building to five units instead of seven and included a retail unit on the ground floor rather than a restaurant.
“It’s a similar proposal but we met council planners and went through it all with them.
“We’ve compromised and they’ve compromised and this new application is the outcome.”
The site is bounded to the east by tenements, with retail units at street level and gardens to the rear and a single house to the west.
To the south is King Street and to the north the site is bounded by the rear of Jolly’s Hotel.
The revised proposal will be considered by the council’s planning commitee in due course.