Future for Blackness Industrial Area

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FURTHER development on the future of one of the city’s economic development areas is to come under the spotlight next week.

In line with the requirements of the newly adopted Local Development Plan 2019, city council planners will be consulting on their proposed Design Framework for the future development of the Blackness General Economic Development Area (GEDA).

The proposed framework will be subject to a six week consultation, which will start with a drop-in event at Verdant Works, in the heart of the Blackness GEDA.

Alan Ross convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee said: “As part of fulfilling the commitments of the newly adopted Local Development Plan 2019 we want businesses, land owners, residents and other stakeholders to share their views with us on the proposed changes to the Blackness GEDA.

“Its status gives the area the potential to bring vacant, derelict or underused land and buildings back into productive use, as well as improving employment opportunities and productivity.

Will Dawson, convener of the city council’s planning committee added: “The Blackness GEDA also highlights the potential to make a more vibrant and high quality place by improving the quality of the built environment; strengthening the existing character and identity; increasing connectivity; and making the area more attractive, safe and welcoming.”

The Blackness GEDA drop-in event will take place at Verdant Works on Thursday (August 29), from 12noon to 7pm.

Planning officers will be on hand to outline the proposed Design Framework, discuss any issues and to gather any thoughts and ideas from those who attend.

Further information on the event is available at: https://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/service-area/city-development/local-development-plan/planning-division-consultations

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