Plans for a nursery in the city’s newest housing development have been submitted to Dundee City Council.
Hannay McLaren Architects has submitted a proposal for a pre-school facility which will complement the ongoing development of South Gray Village.
The plan, at the Dykes of Gray, is part of the wider proposal to build an entirely new community at Dundee’s western gateway.
Blueprints included with Hannay McLaren’s application show proposals for a 41sq m baby room, a 38sq m room for one and two-year-olds and a 51sq m room for two and three-year-olds.
The council’s planning department has until February 16 to make a decision on the plan.
The latest submission comes after Springfield Properties outlined the second phase of its development at Dykes of Gray at the end of last month.
Springfield has been carrying out the construction of its development in phases after the outline plan for the 595-house village was approved in April 2015. As part of the latest phase of the plans, Springfield detailed 100 new two, three and four-bedroom homes as well as a school campus and a sports complex.
Exactly how the school campus will work has yet to be decided. The campus was added to the plans to allay fears of other local schools being overcrowded.
Springfield said the new school would be funded by the “roof tax” of £4,680 for each home built on the site that it was paying to the council.
The housebuilder is consulting with Dundee, Angus and Perth and Kinross local authorities about how best to proceed.
The first option being considered is to build a stand-alone Dundee-run primary school in the South Gray Village, or develop a “super school” campus for children aged 3-18, operated in partnership by all three councils.
While the school plan is still being discussed, Angus Council has confirmed it has no objection to the wider plan, which straddles the Dundee-Angus council borders.
Kate Cowey, service leader in planning and communities, said in a response to the application: “The current planning application is not considered to have a detrimental impact on the land use planning interests in Angus.
“The current planning application does not raise any issues of strategic significance for Angus Council.”