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Plans lodged for 46 affordable flats in Aberdeen

Wednesday August 7th 2019 at 10:47 AM

The two, four storey tower blocks, which will include 46 affordable flats, are shown in the red area.

Plans to create 46 affordable flats in Aberdeen have been lodged to the city council.

Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association submitted the proposals to add two new, four storey tower blocks consisting of one, two and three bed apartments to the existing Donside Village in Tillydrone.

The development will include the creation of associated parking, landscaping and infrastructure.

Local architecture firm Halliday Fraser Munro, the designers behind Marischal Square, the Maggies Centre in Foresterhill and the Old Royal Railway station in Ballater, has been tasked with preparing the plans.

Sanctuary lodged proposals to build 65 new flats in the urban village last year, but they were later withdrawn after they received 38 objections, with the firm vowing to resubmit.

As part of the new submission it said: “Our vision for Donside Phase 2 is to produce a design solution which not only satisfies the needs to new residents and conforms with planning policy but also provides a meaningful completion to the Donside Urban Village and the wider area.

“The proposed blocks have been positioned to maintain and enhance the principles set out in the original planning application.

“The massing and height of the proposals mimic the existing adjacent blocks and the proposed material palette complements the existing village in terms of colour and material types.

“Considerations have been made to the roof top treatment – in particular within the square – with profiled overhanging roofs shown on the two end block elements to complete the remainder of the
main Donside Village square and will sit at the end of the entrance vista along Papermill Avenue and along the central street – Donside Street.

“Between blocks 1+2 and 2+3 gaps have been left for viewing points for local residents to view up and down the River Don and to offer glimpses to the river from within the development and when
travelling along periphery streets and along main avenues throughout Donside Village.

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