350 new homes planned for Torry

First Endeavour has submitted proposals to demolish commercial buildings located in Aberdeen’s South Esplanade West and build up to 350 homes in their place.

350 new homes planned for Torry

An overview of the site drawn up by EMA Architects

The developer has notified Aberdeen City Council that it intends to hold an online consultation event later this month or in July to gauge public opinion.

The stretch of land between Queen Elizabeth and Victoria bridges consists of a number of former industrial units, which have been empty for many years.

Aberdeen Harbour Board’s proposals for 258 waterside flats at the same site had been rejected on the grounds that its vision was “too dull”. The harbour board was told its proposals did not show enough ambition and that one of the city’s most recognisable communities deserved better, The Press and Journal reports.

When the plans were rejected, planning convener Marie Boulton, said: “I would like to see more ambition here. I think that this is frankly a bit dull. This is the gateway to Torry and I think the residents there and the development deserve a really iconic building.”

Simultaneously, it is reported that the harbour board had submitted an appeal against the refusal of its plans.

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