Timmergreens regeneration updates

The Emislaw site planning application (18/00799/FULL) was recently approved by the Development Standards Committee .The project will deliver 38 modern properties, improving the environment and enhancing people’s quality of life.

The Emislaw site is the first of 4 sites as part of the Timmergreens regeneration project. The new development will provide a range of 1 and 2 bedroom own-door flats and 2 and 3 bedroom houses.

Demolition of the garages on the site has started and the demolition of the 32 existing dwellings should be completed within the next couple of months.

The project will also bring improvements to the play park area and to the pedestrian / cycle link.

The construction work on the site is scheduled to start early 2020 and to complete early 2021.

Muirton site

planning application was also submitted for the Muirton site (19/00255/FULL) and the construction work is also scheduled to start early 2020.

Fraser Path and Newton sites

Planning applications have still to be submitted for the final two housing phases of the regeneration programme.  These include properties in Fraser Path, with demolition of the identified dwellings planned to take place in summer 2020, and the construction work during 2021.

Demolition of the identified properties in Newton Crescent and Newton Avenue is planned to take place in the first half of 2021, with construction work to start later in 2021 and to complete during 2022.

Information about the developments are available on the Housing Developments webpage.


Regeneration of Timmergreens, Arbroath – Safety Advice for Residents

The first phase of the regeneration of Timmergreens has begun at Emislaw Drive and Spitalfield Place where our main contractor CCG (Scotland) Ltd will build 38 new affordable homes. Burnfield Demolitions Ltd have now started clearing the site to make way for the new development.

The demolition works will last for about 16 weeks, and work on the new homes will begin in early 2020. Burnfield Demolitions Ltd have prepared the site in accordance with health and safety requirements by establishing a site perimeter and staff welfare facilities. The demolition itself will happen in stages and every effort will be made to minimise the increased levels of dust and noise which are likely to arise.  Whilst the area fenced off has been kept to a minimum to ensure local residents can still use the adjacent parkland, access to the fenced off site is strictly prohibited

Demolition,fences off site

CCG’s Contracts Manager, John Baggley, and Health and Safety Manager, Andrew Blair, visited the pupils of Timmergreens Primary School on Thursday 4 April to talk about thedemolition works and site safety.




Timmergreens Regeneration Update



We appreciate the feedback on the proposals and the comments received from local residents. We have worked with the design team and changed the plans from those initially publicised.  The plans for the Emislaw site have been submitted for planning approval.  The main changes to the proposals include:

  • The removal of one block of housing in the park area to the south of the site.
  • Re-routing the new pedestrian /cycle link to meet up with the bus stop on Arbirlot Road.
  •  Reviewing the space around the block at the north of the site to maximise distance between the gable elevations of the block and the existing adjacent properties.

As we advised in the previous post, the  feedback from local residents on the Emislaw Drive/Spitalfield Place site has helped to shape the final plans for the first site to be submitted for planning approval. The Emislaw site has now progressed and there is an application in for planning permission. The Emislaw proposals are available on our Planning website and residents have an opportunity to formally comment on these.

You can see the planning application for the Emislaw site online on our Planning website.

Positive Progress on Timmergreens Regeneration

Plans to deliver more modern, higher quality properties for our tenants in the Timmergreens area of Arbroath are moving ahead. The aim is to improve the environment and quality of life for people living in the area.

We consulted tenants and other residents in Timmergreens on proposals to improve the area in the summer of 2017. There was overwhelming support for the draft programme, which was approved by our Communities Committee on 20 August 2017. Since then, we have been rehousing the tenants of properties earmarked for demolition

Feedback from local residents on the Emislaw Drive/Spitalfield Place site has helped to shape the final plans for the first site to be submitted for planning approval this month.
See our website for more.

Have Your Say on the Timmergreens of the Future – Drop-in event is today!

Calling the Timmergreens residents!

Come along today to our public consultation event, as we want to hear your views on the housing regeneration plans in Timmergreens area.

This event will also give you the opportunity to ask our housing team any questions about the plans.

 The drop-in event is TODAY (Thursday 5 July 2018) at:

Arbroath United Cricket Club

Keptie Road, Arbroath

from 3pm to 6pm 

 Please feel free to drop by and meet the team.

Have Your Say on the Timmergreens of the Future

We’re calling on residents of the Timmergreens area in Arbroath to get involved in the conversation about how the neighbourhood will look for years to come.

The people of Timmergreens can influence the plans for the area and to hear what the community thinks, we will hold a key public consultation event next week.

Come along to:

Arbroath United Cricket Club

Keptie Road, Arbroath

on Thursday 5 July

from 3pm to 6pm 

Housing spokesman, Cllr Craig Fotheringham said:

I want as many people as possible who either live or have a stake in the Timmergreens area to come along and have their say. They can help to shape and influence the layout of the homes and environment, and how it can best work for them.

The project, which involves the demolition of 140 flats, was approved by our Communities Committee in August 2017. It is aimed at providing more modern properties, a better environment, and improving people’s overall quality of life. New homes will be built at Emislaw Drive, Spitalfield Place, Newton Avenue and Muirton Road.

The Timmergreens area was identified for regeneration (see our previous post) 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).

For more details see Angus Council news.

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.