Scottish Premiership football club Dundee are pushing ahead with plans to build a new stadium in the city.
Following the recent submission of a screening / scoping request to Dundee City Council (DCC), Dark Blue Properties Ltd and Leadingham Jameson Rogers + Hynd Chartered Architects (LJR+H) said that a further pre-application notice for a stadium and mixed-use development adjacent to Camperdown Leisure Park has been lodged with DCC Planning Department.
The notice is a formal statement of intent to submit an application for planning permission in principle later this year and will signal the start of a period of statutory and public consultation to allow the exploration of a wide range of issues important to the success of the project including site access, environmental impact and land use.
Dundee FC said in a statement:
To initiate construction and ensure the long term financial viability of a new stadium a successful mix of income generating activities on site will be essential, and the consultation period will provide a framework for DBPH to explore a full range of potential options with the necessary public bodies in advance of making a formal application.
The club currently plays at Dens Park in Dundee. The stadium has a capacity of 11,850.
The most recent major development was in 1999, when the two new stands were built behind each goal.
The stands were built in a record time of 18 weeks from start to finish for the start of the 1999/2000 season.
Image: Plans show a stadium and four training pitches.