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Georgian manse set to make way for Barratt homes

July 7 2021

Georgian manse set to make way for Barratt homes

Barratt Homes and EMA have opened a consultation on their proposals to demolish the historic Wellburn House to the south of Liff Road, Dundee, to progress a new build residential development.

Formerly operated as a care home the late Georgian villa and 7.7 acre grounds were sold to the housebuilder earlier this year. The former manse house, chapel and outbuildings will all be demolished and a new access road driven through from Liff Road to open the site up for development, retaining only the majority of a stone boundary wall.

This will enable construction of 83 homes arranged around a central open space and retained cemetery.

In a consultation statement EMA wrote: "Housing will front onto Liff Road to the north, establishing a new entrance gateway into the site. In addition, positive frontages within the development and frontages onto areas of open space has the potential to create pleasant vistas throughout the site.

"Dual frontages will also be provided on key corners to improve outlook for residents and enhance the streetscape. In order to protect the setting of existing housing to the south and east, rear gardens will back onto these boundaries."

Feedback on the proposals should be received no later than 28 July with a formal planning application expected in September.

New pedestrian links will be formed to an adjacent play park
New pedestrian links will be formed to an adjacent play park
Wellburn House will make way for a mix of terraced, semi-detached and detached properties
Wellburn House will make way for a mix of terraced, semi-detached and detached properties


#1 Posted by Chris on 7 Jul 2021 at 10:40 AM
What a boring dystopia we live in.
#2 Posted by fava on 7 Jul 2021 at 10:58 AM
No, i don't believe this.
#3 Posted by bigdawg on 7 Jul 2021 at 11:40 AM
What a waste
#4 Posted by TheFakeArchitect on 7 Jul 2021 at 11:49 AM
I'm sorry but if you can look to build 83 new units, there is at least something you can do to work with and hopefully retain the existing villa as part of the proposals. Another attractive building lost & replaced with mundane, could be anywhere development. Shocking really.
James Hepburn
#5 Posted by James Hepburn on 8 Jul 2021 at 10:36 AM
What have a Barratt Home and herpes got in common? They both look terrible and you'll never get rid of them.
Ghetto King
#6 Posted by Ghetto King on 9 Jul 2021 at 08:46 AM
Not even the dead are safe in this wanton destruction of heritage.
Who are the people that allow this to happen?
Soon , all we will be able to say is , "There used a to be ...".
#7 Posted by matt on 9 Jul 2021 at 12:43 PM
I don't know the building or context, but I'd be interested to know why this is not listed given its landscape setting, walled garden and age?
Bloody awful proposals regardless of the wanton historic vandalism.
#8 Posted by gordon on 9 Jul 2021 at 14:14 PM
Bit of a nostalgia trip this... Nina and Frederick flagged this development back in 1964! Bet there isn't a single Barrett's executive anywhere living in such a sqalid little box. Then came Abba, Money Money Money......
#9 Posted by Dulnain on 11 Jul 2021 at 16:43 PM
Place making this is definitely not. Next to a park, a listed building in situ, should be an opportunity not this!
#10 Posted by WUN on 12 Jul 2021 at 16:13 PM
The council seem to be as much to blame here as the developer. There should be far more planning conditions in order to preserve the existing building but the land likely has far greater value if it can be crammed full of new builds.
Auntie Nairn
#11 Posted by Auntie Nairn on 13 Jul 2021 at 23:20 PM
#10 - nothing to do with the Council, yet. Sold by the Diocese of Dunkeld subject to planning permission, which is not submitted yet.
Certainly a crime against heritage and existing trees though.

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