Revised plans for Broadford Works urban village submitted
The developers behind plans to transform a former textile factory in Aberdeen city centre into an “urban village” including 460 homes and accommodation for 430 students have submitted a revised planning application.
Developers Inhabit and Axiom Project Services have submitted a new planning application to allow for a phased approach for the project, The Press and Journal reports.
The historic site, which has stood empty since 2004, was purchased by Inhabit in 2017.
Aberdeen Central MSP Kevin Stewart said: “A lot of people in the local area were starting to worry that the work in Broadford Works was going to be another false dawn for the site.
“I think the fact that plans for Broadford Works are still moving forward will be welcomed because nobody wants this site to go back to what it was a few years ago, with fires breaking out every week.”
Ryan Houghton, councillor for George Street and Harbour, said: “While every planning application must be judged on its own merits when submitted, I think that residents in the area have long felt this site has become an eyesore.
“We have had people breaking into the site and causing vandalism, which is incredibly dangerous, especially for young people.
“For years and years we kept hearing about proposals, so if this one is indeed serious and satisfies all the necessary requirements, it can only be a good thing.
“It’s great to see that progress seems to still be moving forwards.”