Temporary Traffic Order – Brown Street

From the City Council :
 
THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 14(1)
 
THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of Scottish Water main repair works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Brown Street (southbound from Guthrie Street for approx. 35metres south), Dundee
 
This notice comes into effect on Monday 3 April 2017 for 5 working days.
 
Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.
 
Diversion routes for vehicles available via Guthrie Street / Horsewater Wynd / Hawkhill
 
For further information contact 433082.
 
Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

Temporary Traffic Order – Brown Street

From the City Council :
 
THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 14(1)
 
THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of SSE cabling works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Brown Street (between Douglas Street and Miln Street), Dundee
 
This notice comes into effect on Monday 27 March 2017 for 5 working days.
 
Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.
 
Diversion routes for vehicles available via Douglas Street / Blinshall Street / Miln Street
 
For further information contact 433082.
 
Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

Temporary Traffic Order : Hawkhill and Brown Street

From the City Council:
 
THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984  :  SECTION 14(1)
 
THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of Scottish Water manhole repair works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in 
 
Hawkhill (prohibit right turn into Brown Street), Dundee
Brown Street (prohibit right turn into Hawkhill), Dundee
 
This notice comes into effect on Thursday 23 October 2014 for one day.
 
Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.
 
Alternative routes for vehicles will be available via Hawkhill (northbound)/ Hunter Street roundabout / Hawkhill (southbound) and Hawkhill (southbound) / West Port roundabout / Hawkhill (northbound).
 
For further information contact 433082.
 
Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

Hawkhill gap site – action taken

Residents have complained to me about the unsightly gap site on the corner of Brown Street and Hawkhill, between the Doghouse and the new casino/Tesco Express building.   See below:
I have brought this to the attention of the City Council asking that the owners be asked to have it tidied.   It would clearly be good to see the site have a positive and productive use in the future.

City Council meeting tonight

The City Council summer recess has now ended and council committees started again this evening with the Development Management Committee.   

It was a relatively light agenda but I did make comment on issues surrounding the new right of appeal over Section 75 agreements that the City Council has used responsibly in various ways, for example, to restrict, in appropriate circumstances, the use of new housing from becoming Houses in Multiple Occupation.

I also welcomed the planning appeal outcome at the Tay Mills flats in Brown Street.   I mentioned this on www.dundeewestend.com last month and the Reporter’s decision was reported to committee this evening.

Appeal outcome at Tay Mills flats in Brown Street

I’ve often been critical in the past about the way appeals against planning decisions made by Dundee City Council are handled. 

The vast majority of appeals  are delegated to a member of the Scottish Government’s Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA), known as a Reporter.

Reporters have, on occasion, overturned planning decisions made by the council and, in doing so, have failed to take into account concerns from the local community.  Examples include various applications for phone masts near schools (eg Blackness Primary School) and in residential areas.

However, I cannot help but congratulate the Reporter who overturned a decision by the City Council earlier this year in which the council refused planning approval for more student flats at Tay Mills in Brown Street.    Planning officers recommended refusal and the committee went along with that, although I moved approval (losing 17-10).

This is an area close to both university campuses and is perfect for student housing.    More student housing here means fewer HMOs in residential areas of the West End.    I found the officers’ recommendation difficult to follow and the committee decision was unfortunate.

So – for once – full marks to the Scottish Government’s Reporter in reaching a sensible decision and allowing this development to go ahead.

West End roads

The state of roads in the city has been a hot topic recently, with both constituents and in the local press.  As always, I continue to raise with the City Council any concerns highlighted by constituents about roads condition in the West End.   

I have now asked from the City Engineer details as to how the City Council is tackling the situation across the city, given the deterioration in the condition of many roads as a result of the recent snow and ice across the city.   It is important that this is tackled promptly and in a way that ensures the worst pothole and other road defects are given priority.  

Another by-product of the recent weather has been the deterioration of road markings – and I have received concerns from residents about this.   Clearly it is important that both white and yellow lining is kept in reasonable condition, for road safety reasons and to avoid obstruction where parking is inappropriate.   Here’s two examples I have raised with the City Council at residents’ requests :

Perth Road

Brown Street