Further consultation required for Aberdeen housing proposal

Planners at Aberdeen City Council have requested further consultation into plans for a housing development.

Further consultation required for Aberdeen housing proposal

Allan Clow, managing director of Bancon Homes

Bancon Homes submitted a pre-application notice for the residential and retail development in the area to the south of North Deeside Road in Milltimber.

However, council planners have said that the public consultation involved would not suffice given the scale of the proposals.

The developer was urged in a letter to organise further public consultation events alongside displaying banners at the proposed site for the development.

The letter also said: “Once the required consultation has taken place, a pre-application consultation report should be produced and then submitted to the planning authority at the same time as the planning application.

“The report should specify who has been consulted and set out what steps were taken to comply with the statutory requirements.”

Allan Clow, managing director of Bancon Homes, told the Evening Express: “A fresh appraisal of the site at Milltimber South has been undertaken, taking account of the feedback received when we first consulted on this site.

“This includes working jointly with the other landowner, Dr William Guild’s Managers, to deliver a landscape-led approach whilst incorporating the revised traffic flows as a result of the AWPR now being open.

“Our aim is to create a highly desirable community which fits in the existing landscape and we welcome the local community’s view in shaping the development of the masterplan.”

The first of the public consultation events will take place at the Deeside Christian Fellowship in Milltimber on November 4 from 2-7pm.

Further consultations are to be organised at Milltimber School and Milltimber Community Centre.

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