Dandara gains approval for 216 new homes in Aberdeen
Proposals to build more than 200 homes as part of a wider housing development in Aberdeen have been given the green light.
Aberdeen City Council has granted conditional approval for Dandara’s plan to build 216 houses and flats on land to the south of Hazledene Road, on the western outskirts of Countesswells.
Formal objections claimed more vehicle movements would put extra strain on the road network and would create parking problems on Hazledene Drive.
Others said a three-storey block of housing would be inappropriate, a proposed children’s play area would not be big enough and objected to there being a lack of space for small businesses.
But a new council report said no material considerations made by the objectors were of sufficient weight to reject permission.
It added: “The principle of residential development on this site is well established through its allocation in previous iterations of the Aberdeen local development plan and the previous granting of planning permission.
“The proposal is considered to be consistent with (council policy).
“It incorporates an appropriate quantity of landscaped open space which safeguards existing trees.
“The site is adequately accessible and makes appropriate footpath connections to the surrounding core paths network.”
Planning officials had recommended the development for approval as long as legal agreements are signed with Dandara.
A report to the planning committee at the time read: “The proposal sees a range of house types, including two, three, four and five-bedroom dwellings and a small number of two-bedroom flats.
“The principle of residential development on this site is well established through its allocation in previous iterations of the Aberdeen Local Development Plan and the previous granting of planning permission.
“Provision is made for equipped play space within a central landscaped open space, and the central spine road allows for the provision of bus services.
“Provision is made for surface water drainage and the site is not at risk of flooding. On balance, it is concluded the proposal demonstrates its accordance with the provisions of the development plan.”