Folk to get their say on final phase of regeneration project at Dundee estate

Demolition work started on Hebrides Drive last year.
Demolition work started on Hebrides Drive last year.

People living in Mill o’ Mains are to be given an opportunity to comment on the latest and final phase of the area’s regeneration project.

Developers Home Scotland will hold an information drop-in event next week.

Local residents will be able to give their thoughts on phase four of the work.

A spokesman for the developers said that it will cover two sites to the north and south of the petrol station on Forfar Road.

He said: “This is an opportunity for residents to come along and share their views.

“It will also give people a chance to gain a better understanding of our proposals.”

The regeneration of Mill o’ Mains started in 2009.

The last nine years have seen the area transformed with the completion of the first three phases.

Phase four started with preparation work being carried out in March last year with the demolition of eight blocks of flats on Hebrides Drive.

The project is already a year behind schedule, although it is hoped that building work will begin soon.

Jim Malone, of the estate’s tenants’ and residents’ association, said: “The biggest issue is the time it has taken and residents have had to put up with absolute chaos.”

Brian Gordon, a councillor in the North East ward, said the residents in the area would be glad to see the end of years of work.

He added: “This project has been going on for a number of years now.

“It’s safe to say that residents in the area will be glad to see the beginning of the end.

“The area is looking all the better for it but it has taken a long time to get here.

“It is behind schedule by a year but hopefully the construction of phase four will begin as quickly as possible.

“The final stage of the plans has been a long time coming and it’s good to see it very close.”

The event will be held in the Sheltered Lounge on Sunday August 12 between 3pm and 6.30pm.