Persimmon Homes North Scotland
Persimmon Homes obtained the site late in 2016 and submitted detailed planning for the proposed housing development in September 2017. Millard have been engaged throughout the year in supporting Persimmon to develop an engineering plan for the site.
The site was identified by Dundee City Council with a Planning brief for high quality housing and retained open space. Persimmon submitted plans at the end of September 2017 to provide 62 housing units of mixed three and four bedroom size. The larger house size affords greater amenity provision within private gardens as well as minimising the amount of traffic.
The development will convert the former school site into a high quality housing development. Following demolition and clearance of the old school in 2013 the site appears as a woodland fringed area of grassed open space. As on many old municipal sites the foundations of the former building along with demolition materials remain on site beneath the topsoil and grass.
Millard have been testing and evaluating conditions across the site to assist Persimmon in engineering a suitable development. This has included a comprehensive geotechnical and environmental ground conditions investigation. Plans have been developed for recycling materials on site to use inert granular material beneath engineered hardstanding areas of roads and paving, while creating gardens out of the natural soils.
Millard infrastructure engineers have provided a full package of design for roads construction and site drainage, including a SUDS pond. Site levels have been established for the scheme and plans are progressing rapidly in support of the proposals which are now under review by the Council.