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Planning Reference – 190815
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Planning Officer: Lucy Greene
With reference to article 7 of the minute of the Planning Development Management Committee of 23 January 2020, whereby it was agreed to hold a site visit before determining the application, the Committee had before it a report by the Chief Officer – Strategic Place Planning, which recommended:-
That the application for planning permission in principle for the erection of a two-storey 21 bed (circa) care home with associated access, car parking and landscaping, at land to the north of 15 Craigden, Aberdeen, 190815, be refused for the following reasons:-
1. The proposal would result in an unacceptable impact on the privacy and residential amenity of the residents of Craigden, in particular at numbers 14 and 15. This would be contrary to Policy H1: Residential Areas; and
2. The proposal would result in the loss of valued natural green open space and trees and the erosion of the quality of the Green Space Network. It would create a tension between trees and future residents that was likely to result in the loss of further trees in the future. The proposal was therefore contrary to Policy NE5: Trees and Woodland, Policy NE3: Urban Green Space, Policy NE1: Green Space Network and Policy D2: Landscape.
Following the site visit, where Planning Officers showed Elected Members of the Committee around the area, presented relevant scheme drawings and pointed out significant features, the Committee met at the Town House and heard from Lucy Greene, Senior Planner, who spoke in furtherance of the application and answered various questions from members.
The Committee resolved:-
to refuse the application unanimously, in line with the officer’s recommendation.
- Councillor Marie Boulton, Convener