Aberdeen steps up council housing provision with Craighill application
A planning application has been submitted for 99 homes to be built in the Craighill area of Aberdeen as part of a major project delivering 2,000 new-build council houses across the city.
The development aims to have 99 homes of varying size and type alongside associated shared surface streetscape, parking, both public and private amenity and open spaces, and a generous proportion of the units will be wheelchair accessible.
Craighill is one of several sites across Aberdeen which form part of the wider Aberdeen City Council Housing Programme 2020 aiming to address a long-term shortage of affordable social rented housing in the city.
The other sites due to be built are in Tillydrone, Kaimhill and the former Kincorth Academy site at Kincorth.
Planning applications for the 72 new council homes in Tillydrone and the 213-home development in Kincorth are due to be submitted to the planning authority in the next couple of weeks.
As part of the 2,000 homes project, 99 council homes were built in Smithfield in 2017 and 80 in Manor Walk in 2018. Construction has started on 283 units at Wellheads Road and 369 at the former Summerhill Academy site.
The vision of the Aberdeen City Council Housing Programme is to create sustainable integrated communities and places, delivering affordable homes designed for life, which meet residents’ current and changing needs, supporting the wellbeing and resilience of our tenants.
It is the biggest housing programme in Aberdeen for more than 50 years and is providing high quality homes of differing sizes suitable for a range of tenants in a community setting.
The homes are also designed to have a Gold Standard level of energy efficiency throughout, and quality, low maintenance external amenity spaces which will encourage Active Travel.