Aberdeen City Council approves plans for 44 new homes in Peterculter
Aberdeen City Council has approved plans submitted by Gordon Investment Corporation to build 44 new homes at Peterculter.
Gordon Investment Corporation had applied for permission to build a mix of private, affordable and retirement housing on land off Cornyhaugh Road. The plan went before Aberdeen City Council’s planning committee last week, as 18 members of the public had objected to the proposal.
Developers intend to build a range of townhouses, bungalows and semi-detached properties along with flats. It has been reported that 11 of the 44 proposed homes will be affordable.
The council had noted concerns about road safety and the strain new residents would have on community facilities including GP and schools. Worries were also raised about the impact construction would have on wildlife, as well as the loss of green space.
Nevertheless, Culter Community Council gave their support to the proposal. The council welcomed the fact the smaller units would be more affordable to local people.
Council planners also recommended the plan be given the go-ahead and confirmed it would not create capacity problems at Cults Academy and Culter Primary School.
The proposed development site is located next to Crombie Park, the home of Culter Football Club. New houses would be built on one of the training pitches due to the proposed site boundary. However, a condition has been put in place to ensure construction on the houses can’t start until permission for a replacement pitch is granted.
Residents will also not be allowed to move into their homes until the new football ground is open. It is understood the football club is looking to build an all-weather pitch elsewhere to replace the lost training facility, The Press and Journal reports.