Affordable homes planned for council depot site in Huntly

Aberdeenshire Council has submitted plans to build more than a dozen affordable homes at the site of a former council depot in Huntly. 

Affordable homes planned for council depot site in Huntly

The proposals include plans for four houses and nine houses at the old roads department base at King Street.

According to the local authority’s documents, the development would also have a car park and cycle storage, The Evening Express reports. 

A design statement said the depot is still being used by Aberdeenshire Council’s roads department and it has been used since Grampian Regional Council existed.

The document said: “The site lies within Huntly, towards the Southern end of the town and is currently used as a council depot.

“The depot is the roads depot covering Huntly and surrounding area and dates back to pre-Grampian Regional Council times. Its release was recommended in the Depot Strategy approved by Policy and Resources Committee in June 2013 with other depots nearby at Steven Road and Depot Road being kept operational.

“Aberdeenshire Council wish to redevelop the site and, its conversion to residential would sit comfortably with the surrounding housing.”

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