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Former Public Convenience Adjacent to Dyce Church Hall, Victoria Street - Erection of Cafe with Hot Food Take Away and Flat Above Including Car Parking and Associated Works - 180522


The Local Review Body (LRB) of Aberdeen City Council met on this day to review the decision taken by an appointed officer under the Council’s Scheme of Delegation to refuse the request for planning permission for the erection of a cafe with hot food take away and flat above including car parking and associated works at a former Public Convenience, adjacent to Dyce Church Hall, Victoria Street, Dyce, Aberdeen, Planning Reference 180522/DPP.


Councillor Boulton as Chairperson gave a brief outline of the business to be undertaken.  She indicated that the LRB would be addressed by the Assistant Clerk, Mr Mark Masson with regards to the procedure to be followed and also, thereafter, by Mr Matthew Easton who would be acting as the Planning Adviser to the Body in the case under consideration this day.


The Chairperson stated that although the Planning Adviser was employed by the planning authority, he had not been involved in any way with the consideration or determination of the application under review and was present to provide factual information and guidance to the Body only.  She emphasised that the officer would not be asked to express any view on the proposed application.


The Local Review Body was then addressed by Mr Masson, Assistant Clerk in regard to the procedure to be followed, at which time reference was made to the procedure note circulated with the papers calling the meeting and to more general aspects relating to the procedure.


In relation to the application, the LRB had before it (1) a delegated report by Mr Ross McMahon, Planning Trainee; (2) the planning application dated 3 April 2018; (3) the decision notice dated 29 June 2018 (4) links to the plans showing the proposal and planning policies referred to in the delegated report; and (5) the Notice of Review submitted by the applicant along with a supporting statement with further information relating to the application.


The LRB was then addressed by Mr Easton who advised that the submitted Notice of Review was found to be valid and submitted within the relevant timeframes.


Mr Easton described the site advising that it was located on the west side of Victoria Street in Dyce, between its junctions with Gladstone Place and Don Place and was a cleared site which a public toilet block once occupied. The site was bound to the south by Dyce Parish Church, to the north and west by an area of car parking and to the east by Victoria Street, with residential properties beyond. Further to the west, there was an area of urban green space, beyond which was the Aberdeen to Inverness railway line, and beyond that the eastern boundary of Aberdeen International Airport.


In terms of the proposal, Mr Easton advised that the application was for a two-storey building featuring a ground floor unit which would be a café, restaurant and/or hot food takeaway. On the upper storey would be a one-bedroom flat with an external balcony to the rear. There would be a  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.