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Footdee Conservation Area

Shed in South Square, Fittie - 27 11 1984

Footdee (known to most of the residents as Fittie) was developed, at the beginning of the 19th century, as a planned village with its characteristic north and south squares - Middle Row and Pilot's Square being added later.

When the original village was built around the open squares, the houses were uniform in width, height and depth with similar doors and windows; the only features which distinguished one house from another may have been the colour of the painted door or its individual number, the sheds or wash houses.

The St. Clement Free Church School grew up with the village.

Public consultation: Draft Footdee Conservation Area Character Appraisal

As part of a comprehensive review of its eleven conservation areas, the City Council has completed a draft character appraisal for Footdee Conservation Area. This document identifies what is significant about Footdee's architectural and historical character in order to guide future alterations its built heritage. It also proposes extending to the existing Conservation Area boundary.

Consultation period

The 6 week public consultation commences Monday 12 October 2015 ending 17:00 on Friday 20 November 2015.

How to view the consultation documents

Please download document from below:

Alternatively, copies of the documents can be viewed, at Marischal College Reception, Broad Street, Aberdeen between 09:00 and 17:00 Monday to Friday. Copies of the documents are also available in the Central Library.

Consultation 'Drop-in' Session

Thursday 15 October 16:00 – 19:00 Gospel Hall, New Pier Road (rear entrance)

How to submit consultation responses

All responses to the consultation should be directed by email to and clearly marked 'Draft Footdee Conservation Area Character Appraisal'.

You may wish to also respond through written representation to the following address:

  • Masterplanning, Design and Conservation Team
    Planning and Sustainable Development
    Communities, Housing and Infrastructure
    Aberdeen City Council
    Business Hub 4
    Ground Floor North
    Marischal College
    AB10 1AB

Next steps

It is expected that the results of the public consultation, including any necessary amendments to the Footdee Conservation Area Character Appraisal, will be reported back to the Planning Development Management Committee on the 10 December 2015.

Data Protection Statement

Comments you supply to Aberdeen City Council (ACC) in this public consultation exercise will be used in reviewing the draft document(s); in reporting to Council Committees and therefore will be publicly available. The information collected will be recorded, stored securely and processed for the purposes of this public consultation. ACC will not share the personal information provided with other parties or organisations. ACC will not disclose any information about you to any organisation or person unless it is authorised or required to do so by law. The Masterplanning, Design and Conservation team may use your contact details to contact you about the comments you have made. Your name, address and organisation will be published alongside your comments but other personal contact details such as telephone and e-mail will not be made public.

The scrollable map below shows the boundaries of all the Conservation Areas.


For further information please contact us:

  • Masterplanning, Design and Conservation
    Enterprise, Planning and Infrastructure
    Aberdeen City Council
    Business Hub 4
    Marischal College
    Broad Street
    AB10 1AB
    Phone: 01224 523470
    Fax: 01224 523180

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