Plans to build 84 homes on the site of a former whisky bottling plant have been submitted to Dundee city planners.
Persimmon Homes North Scotland, together with property developer Bruce Linton, hopes to build a range of dwellings on the former site of Stewart House over the course of the next two years.
The former Stewart’s Cream of the Barley plant was razed after Mr Linton said it was “structurally unsafe” and could not be rescued.
In the application, which requests planning permission “in principle,” Mr Linton and Persimmon said the site is a “suitable location” for residential use.
Stewart House was directly across from Kingsway East Retail Park, home to a number of shops.
It is also close to the site that once hosted the ABB Nitran factory – soon to become a retail development including a Lidl supermarket and a Costa Coffee.
A planning statement included with the application said: “The proposal re-uses a brownfield site and secures new homes and job creation.
“The new neighbourhood has easy accessibility to existing facilities and services within this part of Dundee and is entirely complementary to the existing and emerging land uses surrounding the site.”
The submission of a request for planning permission in principle represents the next stage in what has been a drawn-out process to redevelop the site. James Keiller Estates pursued an ill-fated attempt to build 57 townhouse-style properties on the site back in 2012.
Mr Linton first notified residents of the current plans last June after a demolition warrant was granted.
The plans were put out to consultation, resulting in the total number of houses being dropped from about 90 to 84.
A spokesman for Persimmon Homes North Scotland said: “We intend to cater for a range of purchasers, from young couples stepping on to the housing ladder for the first time, to growing families who are looking for more space.
“We also want to meet the increasing demand from an ageing population who may be downsizing and seeking more easily maintained properties.”