Plans to build 119 new homes given go-ahead despite 'major concerns'

Objections were raised over safety concerns for children living at the development travelling to and from school.

Plans to build 119 new homes in Aberdeen given go-ahead despite ‘major concerns’ LDRS

Plans to build more than 100 new homes on the site of the former Silverburn House in Aberdeen have been given the go-ahead.

Parklands View LLP applied to the city council in 2019, seeking planning permission in principle for the development at Bridge of Don.

Their plan will see 119 new homes built on Claymore Drive, of which 30 will be affordable.

A detailed plan of the residential development will come at a later date but developers have already set out their hopes for the site.

Indicative plans show it could have a central “main square” area featuring a small community store and coffee shop.

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Space could also be set aside for potential new dental and medical practices as well as play parks and a community growing area.

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Parklands View LLP estimate that the project will cost around £20m to construct and would take two-and-a-half years to complete.

It is also expected to create 40 construction jobs per year.

Silverburn House was demolished in 2019 after it was sold to Parklands View for £1m.

The offices became vacant the previous year after staff from Baker Hughes moved to new premises in Dyce.

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A supporting statement by Aurora Planning said the proposed site was “ideally placed to provide an environment for sustainable and healthy lifestyles”.

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It said the development would see the creation of a “sustainable new community with unique identity”.

Bridge of Don Community Council had objected to the plan.

The group said it had “major concerns” for the safety of children living at the development going to and from school as youngsters would have to cross the A92, Parkway and Scotstown Road.

Other concerns included increased capacity at local schools, lack of public transport and the impact on existing medical facilities.

But council planners decided to grant the application.

They said that the proposed local development plan supported new homes on the site and it would “meet an increased housing requirement”.