Section 75 agreement paves way for over 100 new Aberdeen homes

cala homesPlans to create more than 100 homes in Aberdeen moved forward this week after a section 75 agreement was signed between developers CALA Homes and Aberdeen City Council, the Evening Express has reported.

Section 75 agreements are used to secure vital funding for infrastructure such as roads and schools.

The development of 107 houses at Friarsfield Road/Kirk Brae will also include a further 12 affordable flats.

Cults, Bieldside and Milltimber Community Council initially objected to the development due to the “domination of large detached 4/5 bedroom houses”.

Concerns had been raised that there wasn’t a large enough provision of affordable housing, and that the increase in properties would put additional pressure on local schools.

The area of land is part of a larger site identified in the local development plan as being suitable for up to 280 homes.

The new proposals for the development would be a mix of detached, semi-detached and terraced properties.

In a statement sent to council planners, CALA Homes said: “The CALA proposals at Friarsfield continue the long tradition of CALA within Cults, and seek to bring forward a range of family housing, serving both the local community and the city-wide need for high quality upper market accommodation.

“The success of the proposal depends upon providing housing that delivers modern specification and customer requirements, while maximising the qualities of the site and immediate surroundings.”

In relation to the approval of the plans, city council development management manager, Daniel Lewis, said: “The proposal is considered to be of an appropriate scale, form and style which is in accordance with the Aberdeen Local Development Plan.”

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