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Views sought on Loirston and Maidencraig development proposals

16/11/12

Documents which map out proposals for the future development of two areas of Aberdeen have been put out for public consultation.

Aberdeen City Council is seeking the views of the public and interested parties in the Maidencraig Masterplan and Loirston Development Framework Proposed Supplementary Guidance.

The Maidencraig Masterplan is a guide for the future development of land in the Maidencraig area. It sets out a vision for the site, providing a comprehensive spatial framework integrating land use, housing, landscape and housing proposals and setting out a clear phasing scheme.

The vision set out in the Maidencraig Masterplan is for the development to be highly landscaped, highly sustainable, with a mix of uses and good connections to walking, cycling and public transport routes.

The Loirston Development Framework details a number of existing proposals and consents, including: Balmoral Business Park; Cove Masterplan; Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route; and the Aberdeen Gateway.

It sets out a number of key urban design principles, which have informed the detailed proposals for various character areas including: active frontages; legible street layout; civic activities; variety of architecture; coherent public realm; and relationship to open space.

Approved development frameworks and masterplans reduces the risk of piecemeal and inappropriate development in an area, and allows more informed decisions to be made earlier in the planning process, saving time and resources. It also contributes to a higher rate of new house building in the city, including the provision of 25% affordable housing.

Copies of the documents 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  reception.

To view the Maidencraig Masterplan and Loirston Development Framework Proposed Supplementary Guidance online visit the Current Consultations or Masterplanning, Design and Conservation pages.

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 Monday, 10 December. The responses received will be reported back to Enterprise Planning and Infrastructure Committee on 22 January.