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Union Terrace Gardens - Alterations and Extension to Gardens - 170497 pdf icon PDF 456 KB

Planning Reference – 170497


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Planning Officer:  Sepideh Hajisoltani



With reference to article 9 of the Planning Development Management Committee of 22 February 2018, whereby it had been agreed to visit the site before determining the application, the Committee had before it a report by the Interim Chief Officer for Strategic, Place and Planning, which recommended:-


That the application for the alterations and extension to Union Terrace Gardens, including the restoration and renovation of structures/statues and toilets, development of buildings containing exhibition, retail, café and community hub space, provision of improved access and associated infrastructure and engineering works, be approved subject to the following conditions.


1)    Photographic Survey


No demolition or any other works in connection with the development hereby approved shall commence unless a photographic survey of the existing buildings and structures on the application site has been submitted to and approved in writing by the planning authority. All external and internal elevations of the buildings and structures together with their setting and any unusual features shall be included. The photographic viewpoints must be clearly annotated on a plan to accompany the survey. The photographs and plan must be in a digital format and must be clearly marked with the planning reference number.


Reason – To ensure that a historic record of the building is made for inclusion in the National Monuments Record for Scotland and in the local sites and Monuments Record.


2)    Further Details on Tree Retention


That no development pursuant to the planning permission hereby approved shall be carried out unless there has been submitted to and approved in writing by the planning authority further detailed construction drawings for all the trees identified to be retained: as highlighted in green and amber on drawing no. 5442-AIA-004 (Existing and Proposed Tree Planting).



Reason- in order to ensure protection of trees onsite during the construction of the development.


3)    Tree Protection


That no development shall take place unless a detailed tree protection plan has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Planning Authority and thereafter any recommended measures specified within that plan shall be implemented in full. Such plan should acknowledge the detailed construction methods proposed/ required and associated risks to existing trees.


Reason - in order to ensure adequate protection for the trees onsite during the construction of the development.


4)    Removal of Trees


That the removal of trees, as agreed in terms of conditions on this permission, shall only take place outside the bird nesting season (that being mid-March until the end of August), unless otherwise agreed in writing with the planning authority.


Reason – In the interests of preserving wildlife.


5)    Public Access during Constriction


That no development shall take place unless further details on temporary measures for public access and safety during construction has been submitted to, and approved in writing by the planning authority.


The development shall thereafter be undertaken in accordance with the details thereby approved.


Reason - in the interest of public access and safety.


6)    Bus Stop Improvement


That none of the hereby approved uses, within  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.