A £70 MILLION plan to create homes and business space at Carnoustie has taken a step forward with the submission of a planning application.

It is thought the development will bring up to 300 jobs.

The news marks a key milestone for the project at Upper Victoria and Pitskelly, Carnoustie.

The application is a joint venture between Carnoustie-based developer DJ Laing Group and Persimmon Homes North Scotland and including local agents Voigt Architects, civil engineers T A Millard Scotland and DWA Landscaping.

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Karen Nicoll, DJ Laing group managing director, said: “The submission of this major planning application is the culmination of many years of hard work, including the commissioning of a wide range of technical support studies which underpin the application and meetings with Angus planners and a number of other key agencies.

“The Pitskelly project represents a significant investment by DJ Laing Group Ltd, a locally based company, in the future of Angus generally and the town of Carnoustie in particular.

“It is expected that work will commence during the early part of 2020. The new housing will be delivered in accord with the housing programme envisaged by Angus Council.”

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Separately, Swan Group, one of Scotland’s leading developers of affordable housing, has announced that it has submitted a major planning application for affordable homes on Newhall Street in the East End of Glasgow, alongside the River Clyde. It forms part of the Clyde Gateway regeneration project.

The proposed development will consist of 151 flats with a mix of one-bedroom and two bedroom homes and 128 parking spaces available for residents.

Phil McGinlay, managing director of Swan Group, described the development as exciting, adding that the homes “will help with the growing demand for more accessible and affordable housing across the city”.