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December 23 2009

Ashs to ashes for Dundee church
Plans to demolish a B listed Romanesque style church in Dundee have stoked controversy with a split in opinion between Historic Scotland and those who wish the site redeveloped.

Parishioners wish to spend £1m for a new community venue on the site of Craigiebank Parish Church whilst surrounding land is sold off to local housing associations for the development of affordable homes.

Historic Scotland is resisting the plans but architects James F. Stephen are said to enjoy the backing of the majority of the congregation and local residents.

The church suffers from water ingress that is compounded by the porous stone used in construction, requiring thousands of pounds to repair.                                                                                    

2 Comments

Annoyed
#1 Posted by Annoyed on 23 Dec 2009 at 13:18 PM
So repair. And get another architect, one who is interested and able to work with a historic building.
Dave Anderson
#2 Posted by Dave Anderson on 23 Dec 2009 at 13:45 PM
Is that "thousands of pounds to repair" v's £1m for a new venue. Of course that makes total logic to me!

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