Plans for 80 homes and health centre in Angus
The Evening Telegraph reports that Guild Homes (Tayside) Ltd is seeking approval for the development of 80 houses, including 16 affordable properties, along with open space, landscaping and access for land to the south of Gardyne Street.
In addition, there is a safeguarded site for a possible health centre and a parking area adjacent to the Co-operative convenience store.
It is proposed that the housing will be developed to ensure it complements and enhances the village setting.
The site was promoted by Guild Homes through the Angus local plan review, in which the land is allocated for residential development by the Scottish Government Reporter.
Following liaison with the housing developer, the council and the local community, a development brief for the site was approved by councillors.
A planning application was lodged with Angus Council in January 2011, which included a formal local consultation.
These plans drew minimal objection from the community and Friockheim Community Council offered no objections.
Accordingly, the application was approved by Angus Council in December 2011.
It is anticipated the development will help support businesses and services in the local area.