Plans for eight new homes on former Aberdeen school site submitted
Aberdeen City Council has submitted plans to construct eight supported living bungalows at the former Stoneywood School site in an attempt to free up hospital beds.
Planning documents indicate that the homes would be specially constructed for individuals who rely on wheelchairs.
The houses would be adaptable to ensure they are suited to meet residents’ needs. An office would also be built to make sure on-site care could be provided. All of the bungalows would have two bedrooms and a small private garden.
The former schoolmaster’s house and nursery buildings will not be affected by the plans, the Press and Journal reports.
The site is located across the road from the recent Dandara housing development, while the Aberdeen to Inverness railway line lies to the west.
Mackie Ramsay Taylor Architects said there was a small yet growing number of people who need homes like this. They said: “There is not sufficient capacity for this type of accommodation in the city and the available existing housing stock is unsuitable.”