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Plans submitted for £150m new homes project

A developer has submitted plans for a brand new £150 million project in Dundee that would see a total of 228 homes created.Springfield Properties is keen to develop land that lies at the Scottish city's Western Gateway and has now formally handed its planning application to Dundee City Council.As well as the obvious benefits of adding 228 new homes to the area's housing stock, some 100 jobs would be generated through the construction period, further enhancing the economic value of the scheme.The project is designed to include a mixture of two and five-bedroom homes, all of which will be put together with the latest energy efficiency guidelines in mind.Planner Sandra Lindsay told the BBC the most recent changes to the plans have included the addition of a large amount of green space, including a play area and a football park. This is said to be a response to initial criticism from local residents."We are taking design inspiration from the surrounding villages and applying the latest techniques in energy efficient build design," she explained.A number of substantial new housing projects have been completed in and around Dundee in recent years as the city has grown in size and quality. There is also a current application for a development that involves 270 new houses to the north of the city.Another scheme will see 99 new flats built in the centre of Dundee, following the council's decision to agree to the redevelopment at the former jute mill at Wallace Craigie Works.Sandy Adam, chairman of Springfield Properties, said: "This proposal has been a result of detailed pre-application discussions with Dundee City Council and the public, reflected in a planning proposal that delivers what the area and community needs and wants."He went on to say the land at the Western Gateway has been identified by the council as ideal for development for more than ten years. 

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