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Demolition of Existing House and Erection of 22 Flats (2 bedroom) & Associated Car Parking and Alteration to Existing Pedestrian Railway Underpass - 1 Western Road Aberdeen - 081415 pdf icon PDF 252 KB

Planning Reference - 081415


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Planning Officer:  Robert Forbes


With reference to article 6 of the minute of the Planning Development Management Committee of 21 February 2019, where it was agreed to defer the item in order that a site visit be undertaken, the Committee had before it a report by the Chief Officer – Strategic Place Planning, which recommended:-


That the application for the demolition of the existing house and the erection of 22 two bedroom flats and associated car parking and alteration to existing pedestrian railway underpass, be refused.


Following the site visit, the Committee met at the Town House and heard from Daniel Lewis, Development Management Manager, who spoke in furtherance of the application and answered various questions from members.


The Convener, seconded by the Vice Convener moved:-

that the application be approved conditionally, as the proposal would result in the removal of a derelict brownfield site that is detrimental to the amenity of the neighbourhood and the provision of much needed affordable housing. It is not considered to be detrimental to the amenity or privacy of neighbouring residents whilst providing adequate amenity for new residents. Subject to conditions, the proposal is considered on balance to be compliant with Policy H1 of the adopted Local Development and there are material considerations that outweigh the provisions of policies D1, D2 and NE3 of the adopted Local Development Plan.


Councillor Copland moved as an amendment, seconded by Councillor Lumsden:-

that the application be refused in line with the recommendation contained within the report.


On a division, there voted:- for the motion (5) – the Convener, the Vice Convener and Councillors Cooke, Cormie and Lumsden; for the amendment (1) – Councillor Copland.


The Committee resolved:-

to adopt the motion and therefore approve the application subject to securing a legal agreement to deliver developer obligations and the following conditions:-


1.    The flats hereby approved shall be occupied / managed for social renting purposes only ( i.e. managed by a Registered Social Landlord or by Aberdeen City Council) and for no other affordable or other housing tenure or type.


Reason -  In order to accord with ACC Car Parking standards. The proposed level of car provision and the location of the site are such that it would not be appropriate for the development to be occupied as mainstream housing.


2.    No development pursuant to this planning permission shall take place nor shall the flats be occupied unless a noise impact assessment has been submitted to and approved in writing for the purpose by the Planning Authority. The assessment shall be prepared by a suitably qualified independent noise consultant, shall assess the noise levels likely within the building and shall recommend any measures necessary to ensure a satisfactory noise attenuation for the flats. The flats shall not be occupied unless the said measures have been implemented in full.


Reason - In the interest of  protection of amenity of prospective residents.


3.    No development pursuant to the planning permission hereby approved shall be carried out unless there has been submitted to and approved  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.