homes application for Laurencekirk

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An application has been launched to build almost 250 homes in Laurencekirk.

The application is to the north of the Mearns town at Conveth Mains.

The proposals put forward by Barratt North Scotland and Medlock and Medlock were launched this week and according to their design statement would include 62 affordable houses.

It reads: “25% of the proposed housing mix will consist of affordable housing. This will consist of a mix tenure of Low Cost Home Ownership (LCHO), Social Rent and Mid-Market Rent; with all affordable units managed by a Registered Social Landlord (RSL).”

Mearns Community Council has yet to comment on the application as a statutory consultee as they meet at the end of May.

At the public exhibition held in February, residents voiced their concerns on infrastructure and the effect the development would have on traffic. A total number of 19 people attended the public exhibition which was held in Mearns Community Campus.

If approved Barratt North Scotland said they could start building in summer 2017.