News

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


Dundee Civic Trust has considered the planning application in principle (24/00096/PPPM) for construction of a new football stadium and other works at Camperdown. We recommend the application be refused in that the proposals are unacceptable, particularly in context of the following points: the planning requirements of the national planning framework (NPF4) and the local development […]

Dundee Civic Trust has a deep interest in the development of convivial 20 minute neighbourhoods in our city – but what do these places really look like and how do they work? What are the opportunities and barriers involved?  Come and find out at the V&A on Friday 19 April 2024. This event has been […]

A much anticipated planning application in principle has now been submitted by Dark Blue Property Holdings Limited for the development of a new Dundee FC football stadium at Camperdown Leisure Park, west of the Dundee Ice Arena. While part of the planned complex encroaches upon the southern part of Camperdown Park, much of the site […]

Our latest packed edition features our detailed responses to the Eden Project planning application and Dundee City Council’s Sustainable Transport Delivery Plan, along with much else. Open this page and read all about it by clicking here.

The Civic Trust has lodged a detailed response to Dundee City Council in respect of the planning application for the Eden Project (reference 23/00814/FULM). Our overall view of the proposals is, understandably, positive and supportive. Most of our concerns rest in the areas of transportation and accessibility of the site. A number of issues will […]

We note an application to redevelop the site of the former drill hall on the north-west corner of Douglas Street and Brown Street. The existing two-storey building was, according to the inscription on its south gable, built in 1909 for the City of Dundee Territorial Force. It survived as a Territorial Army Centre up to […]

December 2023 sees two planning applications lodged with Dundee City Council in respect of the proposed Eden Project. 23/00814/FULM is the full application addressing the main Eden development on the gas works site between East Dock Street and Broughty Ferry Road. 23/00813/PPPL seeks planning permission in principle for a landscaped bridge to facilitate pedestrian and […]

To mark our fiftieth anniversary, Dundee Civic Trust’s popular annual journal ‘City Scene’ has been renamed ‘Civic Dundee’. This 2023 issue contains a rundown of our Awards past and present, as well as a host of other fascinating material about the city. Members can look forward to their free copies soon. Get a taste of […]

The forthcoming relocation of British Telecom’s Dundee operations to new premises at West Marketgait will mean complete abandonment of the ‘new’ Telephone House, lying between Ward Road and West Bell Street. A planning application for conversion of this building to student accommodation has, however, been submitted (23/00684/FULL). The office block was erected in the mid-1970s […]

Further celebrations of the Civic Trust’s 50th anniversary took place at a Civic Reception at the City Chambers on 12 October, at which awards were made under three categories: Dundee Civic Trust Awards for 2023 – for projects completed since our previous awards in 2019, exhibiting a high quality of design and exhibiting excellent use […]