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Old Aberdeen Community Council Object to New Development

Posted by Ross Jones-Morris in

Plans for a new development in Aberdeen will soon receive a formal objection from a community council in the area, reports say.

This week Old Aberdeen Community Council chairman Gordon Mutch spoke out against a 202-bed proposal, currently set for a site occupied by a Bus Depot car park. The 3,000 square-metre site is of particular concern for the committee since it runs alongside the Old Aberdeen Conservation Area, yet crucially doesn't actually fall within it.

He said, "The main problem is just the scale of it. It will dominate that skyline. It seems to be a bit of a step back in quality as well." He went on to say "it just seemed a pretty cheap development with no parking either."

In a planning statement by property consultants Montagu Evans defended the development, stating it would have "minimal parking arrangements due to its city centre location and use as student accommodation".

"There will be secure cycle parking for 72 bikes provided on the site. The area is surrounded by a variety of modern developments and industrial use buildings; however it still retains a distinctive character."

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