NEW DUNDEE VILLAGE - PUBLIC MEETING ANNOUNCED

20 January 2014
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Springfield Properties is urging local residents to have their say and help shape a new 600 home village proposed for South Gray, part of the Western Gateway.

 Springfield has announced two community engagement events, designed to garner the views of the public. Members of the planning and design team will be on hand to answer any questions about the proposed development, estimated to be worth in excess of £150million and creating over 100 new jobs.

Proposed for Wednesday 22 January in Dundee Contemporary Arts and Thursday 23 January at the Doubletree Hotel, these events will be open between 12noon and 8pm each day to give locals the opportunity to come and find out more about the award winning developers ideas for the area.

The Western Gateway site, which is west of the Kingsway and around Dykes of Gray Road, had been languishing until Springfield agreed to undertake the much needed residential development. South Gray, the proposed new 600 home village, would provide a mixture of accommodation and the family-owned developer is keen that it takes inspiration from the surrounding towns and villages.

Sandy Adam, Springfield’s chairman said:

“Everyone who buys a Springfield home has the opportunity to tailor it to their needs, and it is this personal approach that we want to take with South Gray. We want peoplefrom the area to help us shape the village into what they need.

“Dundee is undergoing an exciting transformation and this unique site, which offers both countryside living and excellent transport links to the city and beyond, is something that local residents are rightly excited about. I know I am.”

Mr Adam continued: “We are working closely with our partners to deliver the homes that are much needed in the area.

“We are keen to move quickly at South Gray as we know that there is a need for family homes to the west of the city. We want to hear the views of the public so that we can put forward plans to the Council that will get the ball rolling. It’s about time the South Gray village is finally on the map of Dundee.”

Residents will be excited to learn that the homes that will be built in South Gray will be some of the most energy efficient around. Springfield already build many homes to Silver Sustainability Standards, which mean that they feature the latest in cost-reducing energy efficiencies and are less expensive to run than traditional homes. Springfield chairman Sandy added:

“We build to higher standards than required because I believe that it is the building industry’s responsibility to help bring down the cost of heating the average family home, which is currently touted at over £1,500 a year; and I believe this can be done with energy efficient design.”