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£387m city building plan announced for Dundee

Dundee railway station
Image caption Dundee's new railway station is one of the projects included in the capital plan

A five-year £387m building programme in Dundee will be put before city councillors on Monday.

The capital plan includes investments in schools, leisure and culture facilities, and council house improvements.

Almost £30m will be spent on the city's new railway station and £19.4m on a regional performance centre for sport.

The plan also includes investment in the V&A Museum of Design and an upgrade of the Dundee Contemporary Arts centre.

Funding to replace Craigie House care home has also been announced in the plan.

Image copyright V&A Dundee
Image caption The V&A Dundee will open in 2018

Dundee City Council's depute policy and resources convener Willie Sawers said: "This annual review of the current Council Plan identifies a number of successes and highlights why we have extremely good grounds for optimism.

"But the report does highlight that there are a number of areas we need to keep concentrating on and we are all determined to make more efforts on the future.

"School buildings, the V&A Dundee, well-insulated council housing and a replacement for Craigie House are among the highlights of this excellent vision for our city."

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