Affordable homes planned on outskirts of Aberdeen

LAR Housing Trust has teamed up with Carnoustie Links Development Ltd to lodge plans to build new affordable homes in Aberdeen.

Affordable homes planned on outskirts of Aberdeen

An application for planning permission in principle to build 30 three-bedroomed terraced and semi-detached houses at Sunnyfield, to the east of Kingswells, has been submitted to Aberdeen City Council.

An access road and public open space has also been proposed.

The planning application states: “The site is currently rough grassland which is bounded to the west by rear boundary fences of properties within the existing Kingswells settlement and to the south by the Lang Stracht, with drystone walls along the boundaries to the north and south.

“All of these stone dykes are on the boundaries of the site and, as such, would be retained as part of any development here, with the creation of an entrance feature in the dyke forming the boundary with the Old Lang Stracht to the south.”

A design statement produced by Aurora Planning, agents for the application, said the proposed development would deliver “much needed affordable housing”.

Designed by Mackie Ramsay Taylor Architects, the development would particularly target those who cannot afford private sector rented accommodation or who have “no realistic opportunity” of being allocated social housing in the near future.

The design statement said: “As a charity, the LAR Housing Trust also places great value on the wider benefits which good quality, affordable housing can bring in terms of ensuring that people can continue living and working in their own community, offering security, stability and a chance to plan for the future.”

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