A planning application has been lodged to transform a “dilapidated” former joinery business into a eco-friendly house.
Stainer Joinery – which specialises in garden sheds – was based at the site on 51 Balgownie Road, until the venture was abandoned and, in recent years, the site has fallen into disrepair.
Brown + Brown Architects have applied for planning permission on behalf of Phil and Mumbi Jack to create a new house on the abandoned site.
Supporting documents read: “Since the closure of Stainers the site has become dilapidated, with the existing workshop building and site storage cabin slowly degrading, until the purchase of the site by the application in 2019.
“The client was party raised in the Bridge of Don area, and wishes to construct a house for their family to allow them to return to the area.
“The intention is to create a dwelling which sits coherently in the site, is sustainable and adaptable, and which makes the most of the fantastic site and views.”
The Bridge of Don site will be enclosed within a raised wall to ensure privacy as well as safety from the nearby busy Balgownie Road-Scotstown Road junction.
Planning documents add that developers would strive to include “appropriate renewable systems” such as air-source heating and solar power to make it eco-friendly.
And the use of black timber has been proposed to help the ambitious house blend in against the mature plans surrounding the River Don.
Back in October 2015, planning permission in principle was granted for the erection of a house on the site.
Current developers have promised to take heed from the council’s previous notes on their decision, which read: “The ‘coffin’ shape of the site provides an opportunity for a bespoke design that would make a positive visual contribution to a prominent corner location and reflect the unusual situation.”