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Planners dwell upon Dundee farm steading conversion

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March 14 2017

Planners dwell upon Dundee farm steading conversion
Peter Inglis Architects have drawn up proposals for the conversion and extension of a former farm steading at Mains of Balgay, Dundee, to form five family homes.

This work will see most of the existing farm structures retained, converted and extended for their new use with new build elements clad in brick with photovoltaic panels installed on south facing roofs.

Offering south facing private gardens the scheme will retain the traditional stone walls and slate roof of existing properties with existing openings in a boundary wall infilled with matching stone.

In their design statement the architects observed: “The site layout, as seen above, clearly re-imagines the former farm steading with the retention of the barn on the west and the provision of the new housing completing the north wing and the new cottage turning the corner in the south-east, all creating this new sunny, sense of place.”

Parking for 15 vehicles will be provided across the site.

6 Comments

ken
#1 Posted by ken on 14 Mar 2017 at 11:26 AM
15 parking spaces for 5 homes seems a tad excessive.
Mike
#2 Posted by Mike on 14 Mar 2017 at 12:18 PM
Possibly says more about the appropriateness and accessibility of the site.
Sir Ano
#3 Posted by Sir Ano on 14 Mar 2017 at 16:09 PM
#1 that's pretty normal for residential development of this nature. Pesky design guidelines.
Gringo
#4 Posted by Gringo on 15 Mar 2017 at 07:40 AM
Not sure about the man-shaped opening on the block to the right. It's a bit too 'Wile E. Cayote' for my taste...
boaby wan
#5 Posted by boaby wan on 15 Mar 2017 at 09:16 AM
#4 Gringo - once you see it you can't unsee it! beep beep
Daniel
#6 Posted by Daniel on 20 Mar 2017 at 11:52 AM
Re: 300% parking - I once sat in on a planning committee meeting where they were looking at an application on the edge of Edinburgh that had that level of parking - 54 spaces for 17 homes.

Sustainable!

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