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Please note that if any changes are made to this minute at the point of approval, these will be outlined in the subsequent minute and this document will not be retrospectively altered.



Referral from Full Council - Energy Transition Zone pdf icon PDF 213 KB

Members please note that Planning Development Management Committee are only considering point (9) of the approved motion, contained in the minute extract from Full Council. 


With reference to Article 6 of the minute of meeting of Council of 11 September 2023, the Committee had before it a referral in the following terms:- 


To recommend to the Planning Development Management Committee that any future reports of the Energy Transition Zone (ETZ) Masterplan be reported to the earliest appropriate meeting of Full Council.


The Convener moved, seconded by the Vice Convener:-

          That the Committee accept the recommendation from Council. 


Councillor Boulton moved as an amendment, seconded by Councillor Farquhar:-

That this Committee continue to receive ETZ Masterplan reports and not Council. 


On a division, there voted – for the motion (10) – the Convener, the Vice Convener and Councillors Alphonse, Cooke, Copland, Clark, Lawrence, Macdonald, Radley and Thomson – for the amendment (2) Councillors Boulton and Farquhar. 


The Committee resolved:-

to adopt the motion and therefore agree that any future reports of the Energy Transition Zone (ETZ) Masterplan be reported to the earliest appropriate meeting of Full Council. 



Minute of Meeting of the Planning Development Management Committee of 24 August 2023 pdf icon PDF 320 KB


The Committee had before it the minute of the previous meeting of 24 August 2023, for approval.


The Committee resolved:-

to approve the minute as a correct record. 


Committee Planner pdf icon PDF 100 KB


The Committee had before it the committee business planner, as prepared by the Interim Chief Officer – Governance (Legal).


The Committee resolved:-

to note the committee business planner. 


92-126 John Street Aberdeen - 230514 pdf icon PDF 372 KB

Planning Reference – 230514


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Planning Officer:  Gavin Clark


The Committee had before it a report by the Chief Officer – Strategic Place Planning, which recommended:-


That the application for Detailed Planning Permission for the erection of student accommodation (circa 383 beds) with associated infrastructure and landscaping at 92-126 John Street Aberdeen, be approved subject to a legal agreement and the following conditions:-


Reason for recommendation:-


The proposed building had been designed with due consideration for its context and would have no adverse impact on the character or amenity of the surrounding area, being of an appropriate size scale and design, with the proposed use as student accommodation considered to be acceptable within this mixed use setting. All relevant technical considerations had been resolved, or could be controlled via appropriately worded planning conditions. The proposal was therefore in accordance with Policies 1: Tacking the climate and nature crises, 2: Climate mitigation and adaptation, 3: Biodiversity, 7: Historic assets and places, 9: Brownfield, vacant and derelict land and empty buildings, 12: Zero waste, 13: Sustainable transport, 14: Design, quality and place, 15: Local living and 20-minute neighbourhoods, 16: Quality homes, 22: Flood risk and water management, 24: Digital infrastructure of National Planning Framework 4 and with Policies WB2: Air Quality, WB3: Noise. NE4: Our Water Environment, D1: Quality Placemaking, D2: Amenity, D3: Big Buildings, D4: Landscape, D6: Historic Environment, R2: Degraded and Contaminated Land, R5: Waste Management Requirements for New Development, R6: Low and Zero Carbon Buildings, and Water Efficiency, H2: Mixed Use Areas, H7: Student Accommodation Developments, I1: Infrastructure Delivery and Planning Obligations, T2: Sustainable Transport, T3: Parking and CI1: Digital Infrastructure of the Aberdeen Local Development Plan 2023.






The development to which this notice relates must be begun not later than the expiration of 3 years beginning with the date of this notice. If development has not begun at the expiration of the 3-year period, the planning permission lapses.


Reason - in accordance with section 58 (duration of planning permission) of the 1997 act.




That no development shall take place unless a scheme detailing all external finishing materials to the roof and walls of the development hereby approved, including large scale sample boards of the proposed brick and all elements cladding and window detailing, along with further details of the design features to both the bin store and office building at ground floor level has been submitted to, and approved in writing by the Planning Authority and thereafter the development shall be carried out in accordance with the details so agreed.


Reason - in the interests of visual amenity.




That the development hereby approved shall not be occupied unless the car parking, cycle parking and bin storage areas hereby granted planning permission have been constructed, drained, laid-out and demarcated in accordance with drawing No. 12483-HFM-B1-XX-DR-A-02 010 P02 and 12483-HFM-B1-XX-DR-A-02 051 P03 of the plans hereby approved or such other drawing as may subsequently be submitted and approved in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.