Aberdeen Harbour Board plans to build 256 homes on banks of River Dee

Plans to develop 256 homes and a park on the banks of the River Dee in Torry have been submitted by the Aberdeen Harbour Board.

A proposal of application notice has been lodged with Aberdeen City Council for the development on a strip of land between the river and South Esplanade West ahead of the plans going on show at a public consultation event next month.

The proposal forms part of the £1 billion City Centre Masterplan which was approved by the council to improve Aberdeen as a place to live, work and visit. It is hoped that a riverside park, a footbridge across the Dee and a hotel with an academy to train staff will also be developed as the Masterplan progresses.

Daniel Harrington, head of planning at NORR, which is handling the project on behalf of the harbour board, said: “The proposal forms a part of the council’s City Centre Masterplan, and its vision for Torry Waterfront.

“This development will provide an exciting opportunity to create the first phase of a new riverside district and will provide a residential development and enhanced riverside park along the River Dee.”

He added: “The harbour board is undertaking a process of consultation on the proposed development with the local community.

“There will be an opportunity for the public to engage and view the proposals at a public event to be held from 2pm to 8pm on April 11 in the Torry Youth and Leisure Centre on Oscar Road, Torry.

“An application for planning permission in principle will be submitted to the council after the consultation with the local community.”

A report from NORR to the council said: “The event will offer the public an opportunity to drop in and view the proposals for the development and make comments on the proposals.

“Representatives from the design team will be available to answer questions on the proposals and record any comments.”

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