Planning Matters

The Trust recognises the importance of getting involved with the statutory planning system as a way of influencing the quality of the city’s environment.  We regularly comment on planning applications and respond to plan and policy consultations.


The Trust believes that a radical new strategy is needed for the city centre, led by the Council, to tackle the increasing number of shop vacancies and empty upper floor premises.  We think that the retail core area will inevitably shrink due to competition from online sales and that other uses need to be encouraged.  […]

The Trust supports the overall development principles of the Central Waterfront Masterplan and welcomes new investment to the city.  We will continue our regular dialogue with the Council and developers, however, to argue for a higher quality of design in future developments than has been achieved on site 6 opposite V&A Dundee and the railway […]

Dundee Local Development Plan 2, adopted by the Council in February 2019, is the guide for the city’s development for the next decade. Although the Trust disagrees with some points of detail, we support the general principles of the Plan and will generally oppose developments that are not consistent with its policies. In particular, the […]