Proposals for ‘long overdue’ new homes in Dundee are set to be given the go ahead.
Two separate applications have been made by Abertay Housing Association, which would see 56 homes built in Fintry and another 40 homes in Stobswell.
A report including the plans will be put forward to the council’s development management committee on Monday.
Planning chiefs have recommended that consent should be given to grant permission for both planning applications.
The development in Fintry would see Finavon Street transformed with 34 houses and 22 flats occupying the plot.
The plans for this development were altered after one resident refused to move from his home.
The original application included 68 homes but this number has been reduced to 56.
Mike Galloway, the director of city development, said in his report that extensive consultation has taken place and plans have been largely amended to take into account the views of the planning department and neighbours.
Ron Neave, the chairman of Fintry Community Council, welcomed news that new housing looks set to be built in the area.
He said: “These houses are definitely needed — the phrase ‘long overdue’ comes to mind.
“The new houses will be good for the area without a doubt.
“Business will also benefit as more people will be able to move in.
“There has been a bit of a lull since the last houses that were on that site were knocked down.
“Houses are much needed across the city and Fintry is no exception,” he said.
Meanwhile, the development in Stobswell would see 36 flats and four semi-detached houses built just east of Eliza Street.
In the report relating to this proposal, Mr Galloway said: “The application site is located on the south-side of Molison Street and the east side of Eliza Street. The site is currently overgrown and in an unkempt condition.
“These properties comprise of ground floor commercial units and upper floor flats.
“There is a public car park on the western side of Eliza Street opposite the application site.”
In the consultation phase for the proposal the only objection came from Stobswell Forum which has opposed the development on several grounds.
These included pedestrian safety and the design of the buildings.