Councillors urged to approve new apartment block at Aberdeen warehouse site
Plans to demolish three warehouses in Aberdeen to make way for 33 apartments have been recommended for approval by city planners.
About this development:
- Authority:Aberdeen City
- Team:Halliday Fraser Munro (architect)
Councillors have been urged to conditionally approve the detailed proposals for Union Glen, as long as the developer signs a legal agreement to meet certain conditions.
Under designs by Halliday Fraser Munro, industrial units 1-3 would be knocked down in preparation for the 33-flat affordable development, six-storeys tall.
Planning permission was already given to demolish the units in 2015 – but applicant Warehouse 13 is now wanting to build 33 flats instead of hotel apartments.
Responding to objections regarding loss of light caused by the development, council officers calculated the six-storey block would reduce sunshine on nearby property but only through the winter months when “overshadowing and loss of sunlight would be generally less evident”.
Due to the lack of parking, planning officers requested developers put mitigations in place such as cycle storage space and additional nearby city car club resources, the Press & Journal reports.
A report for members reads: “Matters raised in representations are noted, however these are not of sufficient weight to warrant refusal of an application which is considered suitably compliant with the development plan.”