Ryden is pleased to be acting for Dawn Developments Ltd in relation to mixed use proposals for Site 12 in the Dundee Waterfront area. As part of this, a first pre-application Consultation event was held on 10 January in the city's new Railway Station development.
A proposal for application notice was submitted to Dundee City Council in October for a development potentially involving flats overlooking the River Tay and Slessor Gardens, ground floor commercial uses and possibly a hotel.
Ryden Planning Partner Adrian Smith commented on the event: "It was encouraging that the public exhibition was so well attended.
“People are clearly very interested in how this important, prominent site is developed and we expect to be engaging further with them, particularly in relation to design matters, before holding a follow up event and proceeding with submission of the planning application."
Paul O’Donnell, development director at Dawn Developments, said project leaders would listen to the views of residents across a number of consultations before deciding on the final plans.
He added: “Given the prominence of it, both to the V&A and the town centre, in my view it’s going to be a mixed use development.
“What I would ask is for people to give us their views on it because some might want a big massive tower as a statement, others might like something that’s two or three levels.”
“In terms of the mixture of the development and its shape, given the topography of the site, that’s probably fixed – so how its designed, its configuration and so on are the things we would like to hear from the public."