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Views sought on Hopecroft Planning Brief


A document setting out a proposed blueprint for the future development of the Hopecroft area of Bucksburn has been put out for public consultation.

Aberdeen City Council is seeking the views of the public and interested parties on the Hopecroft Planning Brief, which has been produced on behalf of Persimmon Homes and the Rowett Research Institute.

The Hopecroft Planning Brief has been developed to define a framework for future development on the 3.3 hectare site in the north-west of the city. It sets out key development and design principles.

The planning brief highlights the need for a new residential development which is in keeping with the surrounding neighbourhood in terms of density and housing mix, while respecting elements of the existing landscape. Connectivity and accessibility are key parts of the Hopecroft Planning Brief, with an emphasis on pedestrian and cycle movement, and the use of shared surfaces.

The Hopecroft site, which is bounded by Hopetoun Grange to the south and the A96 Aberdeen to Inverurie road to the north, is in agricultural use and has been identified in the Aberdeen Local Development Plan as suitable for residential development.

The document can be viewed on the Aberdeen City Council website by selecting the Current Consultations link at or at It can also be viewed at Marischal College between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, by contacting the Planning and Sustainable Development reception.
All responses to the consultation should be sent to and clearly marked to which document the comments relate to. Written responses can be sent 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, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1AB.

The consultation period closes at noon on Thursday, 31 January. Responses received for the consultation are due to be reported to the Development Management Sub-Committee when it meets next month.