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Views sought on Countesswells Development Framework and Masterplan

25/03/14

A document which maps out proposals for the future development of the Countesswells area has been put out for public consultation.

Aberdeen City Council is seeking the views of the public and interested parties on the Countesswells Development Framework and Phase One Masterplan.

The document, prepared on behalf of the Countesswells Consortium (Stewart Milne Homes, Heron Property and Ian Suttie) is a guide for the future development of land owed by the consortium, which is between Bieldside to the south and Kingswells to the north, bounded to the east by Hazlehead woods, park and golf course, and to the west by Foggieton and Countesswells Wood.

The Countesswells Development Framework and Phase One Masterplan aims to create a new settlement in an attractive, well-contained landscape setting. The proposed development will deliver a mixed-use community complete with supporting infrastructure.

The area presents a unique opportunity for the creation of a new place with its own character and identity. It is different from other developments in the city, which predominantly represent the expansion of existing large communities.

The site is allocated for 3,000 houses and 10 hectares of employment land. One secondary and two primary schools are proposed.

The document can be viewed at Aberdeen City Council Headquarters, Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, by contacting the Planning and Sustainable Development service reception. It is also available at the Central Library and at Airyhall and Cults libraries, and online at http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/council_government/consultations/current_consultations/cst_CurrentConsultation.asp or http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/planning_environment/planning/planning_sustainable_development/pla_planningbriefs.asp

All responses to the consultations should be sent to pi@aberdeencity.gov.uk and clearly state which document the comments relate to. Responses may also be sent in writing to: Masterplanning, Design and Conservation Team, Planning and Sustainable Development, Enterprise, Planning and Infrastructure, Aberdeen City Council, Business Hub 4, Ground Floor North, Marischal College, Aberdeen, AB10 1AB.

The consultation period closes at noon on Tuesday, 29 April.