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Views sought on Newhills Expansion Development Framework proposals


A strategy drawn up for the future development of the Newhills expansion area has been put out for public consultation

Aberdeen City Council is seeking the views of the public and interested parties on the Newhills Expansion Area Development Framework. The document takes in the Craibstone South, Rowett South and Greenferns Landward sites.

The proposed Development Framework, prepared on behalf of the landowners –
Scotland's Rural College SRUC (Craibstone South), University of Aberdeen (Rowett South) and Aberdeen City Council (Greenferns Landward) – aims to create a residential-led mixed-use urban expansion to the west of the city comprising 4,440 homes, including 25% affordable housing and a Gypsy/Traveller site.

A residential-led community with a mixture of house types, three neighbourhood centres and two new primary schools is proposed, along with children's play areas, playing fields and pitches, multi-use games areas and cross country routes.

The proposed Newhills Expansion Area Development Framework 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 and Bucksburn Libraries.

It is also available on the Aberdeen City Council website at or

All responses to the consultations should be sent to 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.