Timmergreens – building a better future

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Footage from the 3D flythrough at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_DqjC9Z5Ks. See clickable link below

We are asking residents in the Timmergreens area of Arbroath to help us deliver a £26 million housing regeneration project.

Recent consultation with Timmergreens tenants highlighted overwhelming support for large scale regeneration proposals which will see the demolition of 140 flats and the creation of better quality, affordable homes.

The plan, approved by our Communities Committee in August, will deliver more modern properties, improving the environment and enhancing people’s quality of life. It will make the area a better place to live for Angus residents.

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Some of the blocks in Timmergreens as they look today

The Timmergreens area was chosen for regeneration due to its higher than average numbers of low demand properties (which is characterised by a small waiting list, high numbers of empty houses, high refusal rate and low level of tenancy sustainment).

craig fCommunities convener Craig Fotheringham said: “We want to replace the existing properties with new houses that people are proud to call home. As well as building new homes, the project will see great improvements to the areas open spaces, with walking and cycling routes and a better environment for all. We believe this programme will bring long-term benefits to the community. By offering a range of modern, high-quality and energy efficient accommodation, we can create a sustainable environment, satisfying changing needs within Arbroath for years to come.”

We want to deliver this project while working hand-in-hand with local residents.

Recent consultation work showed local support for the draft plans which are shown in this 3D flythrough. These plans will now be finalised and will reflect local demand. The plans are also available to view by contacting the Arbroath Community Housing Team on 01241 435263.

Some residents in Timmergreens have already been rehoused and we would urge others in the area to complete housing applications and to contact the Community Housing Team to discuss their housing options. We want to work with local residents. If you live in the area and want to be involved in the regeneration of Timmergreens, please contact Debbie Gowans on 01307 474769.


9 thoughts on “Timmergreens – building a better future

  1. Pingback: Have Your Say on the Timmergreens of the Future | Angus Council Housing News

  2. Dear Sir/Madam, I think this proposed rejuvenation of this area is a great asset to the Timmergreen area,My concern is that I saw a company carrying out bore hole drilling in the park across from my house at 36,Arbirlot road and also into the tree line area, We will strongly object and have the backing of many residents on Arbirlot Road that the park is not developed and the trees are kept.Also there is a bus stop in that area on Arbirlot road which is a necessity in the area to elderly residents, Please be advised that we will not rest on this matter and will contest this issue if a proposal is to destroy the trees and park area,I have been a resident and council tax payer at 36 Arbirlot road for 28 years and are proud of my outlook into the park.Please advise before the planning meeting date.Thanks.

    Your concerned from an original Red Lichtie,
    Derek Christison.


    • Mr Christison, thanks for your comments about the Timmergreens regeneration. I will get back to you tomorrow about your specific query, as I need some additional information from a colleague.




    • Mr Christison, my colleague with responsibility for this regeneration has provided the following update:

      “The open space in the Timmergreens area is extremely important. At present some of the open space is of better quality than others and our aim is to improve the quality of open space for all residents. The consultation event on 5 July will give residents an opportunity to view the proposals for each area and shape final decisions on how we proceed. Proposals will be available to view at the local library after the event for those unable to attend.”

      If you’d like to speak to someone before the consultation meeting, you can contact Ian Balfour through ACCESSLine 03452 777778 or email him at BalfourI@angus.gov.uk . He’ll be available from Monday next week.




  3. Morning Gary,
    Tried to contact Ian as you suggested after 14 mins on Accessline he was not available,Tried to phone Debbie Gowans on posted number same result!!!! not a good start to Monday?? Could you please get someone to call me before meeting this week,Mobile 07814315248.

    Thanks Derek.


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