Housing plans for former Brechin church

Plans have been lodged with Angus Council to convert the former Maisondieu Church into housing.
Plans have been lodged with Angus Council to convert the former Maisondieu Church into housing.

Maisondieu Church could be brought back into use as housing, after a planning bid was submitted to Angus Council.

The application, submitted by Giraffe Architects on behalf of David Mather, would see the building turned into seven two-bedroom flats.

The building, which has lain disused for years, had previously been the subject of a housing planning application to convert it from a church to residential use, but the application was withdrawn in 2008.

At one time, it was bought by an American who had hoped to live in the property, but he later shelved those plans.

The former church is a category B listed property on Witchden Road, and dates back to 1891. It has been closed and unused for approximately 20 years.

The property consists of a substantial church building with tower together with a church hall and annex at the rear of the building.