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These are posts from the trust’s recent news items:


2020-2021 Issue Our new edition is available for £5.00 plus £1.50 postage and packing. Please contact us to place an order. Contents Comment – from the Chairman COVID – a Year in Pictures Dundee: Vision for 2040 – the Trust’s aspirations for the City The 20-Minute Neighbourhood – the possible merits of this sustainable policy […]

An application has been submitted by the Dundee Renewable Energy Society for an array of solar panels on a 6.25 ha site north of the A90 opposite Bullionfield to supply power to the James Hutton Institute, estimated at over 25 per cent of their considerable energy use. The plans involve changes to access from the […]

Dundee City Council has received an application for the conversion and change of use of the six-storey former Royal Insurance building at the corner of Whitehall Crescent and Crichton Street. This is a very prominent – and potentially prestigious – city centre location. The existing building, designed by the Parr architectural practice, was erected in […]

The Civic Trust’s second annual Student Award, run in association with the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning at Dundee University, gives recognition to three top students from the Department. The winner of the Award is Evan McColl, who is a member of the Hilltown Collective – Sustainable Urban Community group. Evan produced an excellent, […]

Details of the long-awaited proposals to bring the Eden Project to Dundee were revealed in the local press on 21 May. Following a feasibility study, the extensive site of the former gas works between East Dock Street and Broughty Ferry Road has been identified as the preferred location. Two hundred years ago, this was where […]

Proposal of Application Notices have been submitted to the council for two potential student housing developments. One of these is a proposal for demolition of the former West Ward Works on Guthrie Street to make way for purpose-built accommodation with ancillary facilities. The other set of plans would see conversion of the former Dundee College […]

Recently launched, Dundee’s new Maritime Trail has been the product of nine different bodies and individuals whose work has brought together Dundee’s connection with its maritime world. The trail covers a two kilometre route going east from the V&A. There is a great (and still being developed) website which can be accessed here: http://www.dundeemaritime.co.uk/ The […]

We have heard that the architects who are taking part in the feasibility study for the proposed esports arena to the east of Slessor Gardens are no longer to be acting for the developers, Northern Lights Arena (NLA) Europe. This is a setback, but it is to be hoped that the developers are sufficiently committed […]

In a changing world, our cities will be very different places in twenty years’ time. Dundee Civic Trust has spent the last few months preparing its Vision for 2040. We foresee the possibility of Dundee as a dynamic, compact city; a well-connected city both physically and digitally; a sustainable city pursuing net zero emissions; a […]

The Civic Trust held its Annual General Meeting by Zoom on Thursday 19 November, eight months behind schedule due to the effects of the Covid crisis. It was a brisk, low-key event, which at least permitted us to conclude our business for 2019-2020 and move forward. We venture to hope it will not be too […]