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Introduction and Procedure Note pdf icon PDF 194 KB


The Forum had before it the procedure note and guidance for members on the operation of Forum meetings.


The Forum resolved:-

to note the procedure note and guidance for members.



Minute of Previous Meeting of 5 December 2019 - for approval pdf icon PDF 228 KB


The Forum had before it the minute of its previous meeting of 5 December 2019, for approval. 


The Forum resolved:-

to approve the minute as a correct record.



Land to the South and West of Deeside Brae - Leggart Brae - 200638 pdf icon PDF 956 KB

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The Forum had before it a report by the Chief Officer – Strategic Place Planning, on a submission of a Proposal of Application Notice by Savills on behalf of their client Comer Homes, for a major residential development of up to 150 residential units with associated landscaping, parking and infrastructure at land to the south and west of Deeside Brae Aberdeen. 


The report advised that the site comprised an area of greenfield land to the south and west of the Deeside Brae housing development and was locally known as Leggart Brae.  The Den of Leggart ran through the central and northern section of the 10.5 hectare site which was bound to the east by the A92, to the north by the Deeside Brae housing development, to the west by the ‘Causey Mounth’ minor road and to the south by open fields.  The site also straddled the Aberdeen City Council administrative boundary with Aberdeenshire Council which ran through and to the west of the Den of Leggart and formed the western boundary of the southern half of the site.


The report also explained that the area of the site that lay within the Aberdeen City boundary was allocated as an opportunity site (OP46) for up to 150 houses in the Proposed Aberdeen Local Development Plan which was approved at Full Council on 2 March 2020.


The report advised that the application was for a major residential development within the Aberdeen City Council boundary for up to 150 houses with associated landscaping, parking and infrastructure.  The report explained that full details of the proposals were not yet known as the site layout and design were still being developed, although three indicative options for the site layout and accesses were shown on the applicant’s dedicated website.


The Forum heard from Scott Leitch, Team Leader, Development Management, who addressed the Forum and provided details regarding the planning aspects of the application. 


Mr Leitch explained that as part of the application, the applicant had been advised that the following information would need to accompany the formal submission:-

  • Location Plan;
  • Site Plan (Existing and Proposed);
  • Dwelling Elevations (Existing and Proposed);
  • Contextual Street Elevations;
  • Topographical Survey (Existing and Proposed);
  • Design and Access Statement;
  • Flood Risk Assessment;
  • Drainage Impact Assessment;
  • Landscape Visual Impact Assessment;
  • Noise Impact Assessment;
  • Air Quality Impact Assessment;
  • Draft Construction Environmental Management Plan;
  • Ecological and Habitats Survey;
  • Transport Assessment;
  • Tree Survey, Arboricultural Impact Assessment and Tree Protection Plan;
  • Archaeological Survey; and
  • Landscaping and Maintenance Plan.


The Forum then heard from the applicant/agent and the presenters were as follows:-

Angus Dodds – Savills

Kevin Moir – Goodsons

Des Twomey – Plus Architecture

Jack O’Brien – Comer Homes.


Mr O’Brien began the presentation by giving a background to Comer Homes and noted how they specialised in high quality housing and would like to start a new legacy of development in the north east of Scotland.


Mr Dodds explained how they had made a submission to the Proposed Local Development Plan for the site and noted how the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.