Thursday, January 21, 2016

Planning the Future of Blackness General Economic Development Area

From the City Council :

Planners are now preparing the next Local Development Plan for Dundee.   The first stage in the process was to produce a Main Issues Report.    This discusses key planning issues and informs the preparation of the next Local Development Plan by considering which areas of the City are suitable and unsuitable for development and discussing the way land should be used, managed and developed.

The Main Issues Report was approved for consultation at the City Development Committee on 7th December 2015. The public consultation runs until Monday 29th February. Officers will be hosting workshops, exhibitions and other events over this period.  You can read more about the process by clicking here.

The Blackness General Economic Development Area (GEDA) is identified as a main issue within the Main Issues Report for its potential to bring areas of vacant, derelict or underused land and buildings back into productive use.    As well as improving employment opportunities and productivity, it also highlights the potential to make the Blackness GEDA 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. 

As part of the public consultation exercise, a drop-in event will take place within the Blackness GEDA to engage with business owners, property owners, residents and other stakeholders.
  
The drop-in event will take place on Wednesday 27th January 2016, from 12 noon to 7pm in Verdant Works.   Planning officers will be on hand to outline the council’s preferred option for the area, discuss any issues and to gather as many thoughts and ideas from those who attend.

Please see poster about the event below :