Green light for affordable homes planned on former British Legion site

dandara-logo-header-197x67pxPlans to build 40 affordable homes on the site of a demolished Royal British Legion Club have been approved by Aberdeen City Council, the Evening Express has reported.

Dandara lodged proposals last year to create 40 affordable homes on Mugiemoss Road at the site of the former Bucksburn British Legion.

A design statement by the housebuilder said the British Legion club was demolished several years ago and the site is currently a “derelict void” on Mugiemoss Road.

They added the new development would “breathe new life” into the site. It is likely the development would be delivered to Castlehill Housing Association in 15 months.

It said: “The site previously gained consent in 2007 for a multi-storey care home with associated car parking; however the demand for this type of accommodation diminished and the scheme became unviable.”

Planners have approved the application conditionally on the basis that a legal agreement must be signed to ensure the development is restricted to solely affordable housing. They said the siting and design of the units is considered to be suitable for the amenity of the surrounding area and said sufficient parking had been provided on site. This application proposes the development of 38, one and two-bedroom affordable flats split between two blocks and two two-bedroom semi detached homes.

A total of 32 car parking spaces will be provided, including three disabled spaces and four motorcycle spaces.

A spokesman for Dandara said: “This development would provide much-needed new affordable housing for Aberdeen city, breathing new life into a site which has lain derelict for several years, alongside significant regeneration already being taken forward in the surrounding area.”

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