Councillors in Dundee have approved plans for a major new social housing development on City Quay.
Members of Dundee City Council’s planning committee unanimously approved plans for the 119-flat complex.
The development, which will be created on land south of South Victoria Dock Road, will also include a shop, car parking spaces and a bicycle storage area.
The project, being developed by Victoria Dock Ltd and Hillcrest Housing Association, will create two blocks of flats.
Each block will be six storeys tall. The north block will have 53 flats while the south block, facing the River Tay, will have 66 apartments.
The project originally included 122 flats while the north block was originally intended to be seven storeys in height.
However, the scale of the project was reduced following negotiations between the developers and council officers.
Plans to create a shop on the site of the old police station at the junction of Fintry Road and Finlanrig Terrace were also approved by councillors, but only after a bid to defer the application so council officers could study its impact on traffic were defeated in a vote.
The committee heard from Fintry resident Alice Anderson who objected to the proposals as she said the shop would lead to greater congestion in the area.
She said: “This is the main road for people to go to the bus stop and shops and it is very dangerous.”
Labour north east councillor Brian Gordon said a decision on the application should be deferred until a Traffic Impact Assessment was completed.
However, council officers said such as assessment would not normally be carried out for such a small development and the proposal contained no major differences from a previous application on the site that had been approved on appeal.
Robin Presswood, Dundee City Council’s director of city development, said given the pressure on resources it would difficult to produce a “meaningful” report on the proposed shop’s effect on traffic quickly.
He said: “There are challenged in roads and transportation.
“Given the Christmas period and shortages of staff it would be difficult to produce a meaningful report without it having an impact on other services.”
Mr Gordon’s motion to defer the application was defeated by 13 votes to nine.
The application itself was then passed unanimously.
Councillors also approved an application in principled for 12 flats and a shop unit on land to the north of 222 Hilltown.
Details plans from developers Sydhar Properties will be submitted at a later date.