Plan for homes on site of Dundee hotel

The junction of Pitkerro Road and Longhaugh Road where the Longhaugh Hotel was.

The north-east of Dundee could be set to gain 19 new homes on the site of a former city hotel if new plans submitted to council planning officers are approved.

Property developer Aberkeld Developments hopes to build 11 houses and eight flats on land to the north of Pitkerro Road and east of Longhaugh Road.

The firm, based in Kellas, submitted its application for the brownfield site via architect Jon Frullani.

The woodland that runs alongside the street was once home to the Longhaugh Hotel — otherwise known as Longhaugh House — which burned down in the 1980s.

The area and the road leading to it have fallen into disrepair since the blaze.

The combination of two-bed flats and three-bed homes, if approved, would be built on land that was previously earmarked for a development that did not go ahead.

A planning statement included with the application said the intention was to create a “high-quality residential environment” without impacting on the surrounding woodland.

The application submitted by Mr Frullani stated: “The proposal supports the policy objectives of both the approved TAYplan and adopted Dundee Local Development Plan.”

He added that the plan would enhance the character and amenity of the local area and contribute to ongoing regeneration efforts in Whitfield.