Plan for 24 local homes at site of former nursery

The former Seaview nursery building in Monifieth

Plans have been submitted for the conversion of Monifieth’s former Seaview nursery and the creation of 24 flats in its grounds.

Dundee-based GL Residential has submitted the proposal to Angus Council for conversion of the B-listed former nursery, bringing fresh hope for the future of the property currently languishing on Scotland’s Buildings at Risk register.

The company plans to develop seven homes within the main block, which dates back to 1860 and was originally built by architect James MacLaren for James Fairweather Low of Monifieth Foundry.

A spokesman for the firm said: “We are delighted to be able to finally submit our plans for the renovation of Seaview House, Monifieth, designed by the award-winning Voigt Partnership in Arbroath.”

He added the priority was to restore the building to its former glory.

The firm hopes that once necessary permissions are secured, building work can start later this year.