New homes are to be built on the grounds of a former hospital in Dundee after developers were given the green light by the city council.
A total of 11 four-bedroom homes and seven five-bedroom homes will be built next to Liff Hospital, which sits in West Green Park.
The hospital closed several years ago after its use was phased out to accommodate the new acute psychiatric unit Carseview which opened in 2001.
It is the fourth phase of the redevelopment of the grounds of the hospital and forms the latest stage of the development of the Western Gateway area of Dundee.
Kirkwood Homes will build the homes on a new street extending from the junction of South Drive and East Road in Liff.
Planning firm Emac said in a planning statement submitted to Dundee City Council that the development would provide an “attractive and welcoming environment.”
The firm said: “The overall scheme will continue to been developed with the principles of linkage to nearby neighbourhoods.
“The site has been designed to provide considerable soft landscaping to boundaries and frontages as well as a high quality area of green space at the site entrance and access to useable open space areas beyond.
“The design of this layout will therefore continue to provide an attractive and welcoming environment for residents and visitors.”
The adjacent woodland area is a potential habitat for red squirrels and as such a squirrel management plan will be put in place. The planners will also liaise with the Dundee Red Squirrel Project to ensure the animals are not disturbed.
According to Emac, the application was amended from one that was previously granted due to “variations in the local economy”.
The statement added: “The housing mix is proposed for revision from that previously approved and this change will introduce larger house types with slightly larger footprints.
“This change is required to reflect the current market demand and also provides a greater range of housing choice within the Liff area.
“The change also reflects the number of units, 18, as proposed within the original planning consent.”