Developers’ delight as 700 homes approved
Major new housing schemes for city
MORE than 700 new homes are set to change the face of the southern gateway to Aberdeen.
Planners have approved proposals from Stewart Milne Homes and Scotia Homes for new developments at Cove.
Ho me s , b u s i n e s s e s a n d community facilities will be built along with a new high street.
And at a site close by Aberdeen FC is due to build a new stadium at Loirston Loch.
Building work on the housing developments around Wellington Road could be under way later this year and the first houses on site within 12 months.
Scotia Homes director of urban projects Derrick Thomson welcomed the planning permission.
He said: “We are very happy we will now be able to deliver a mixed use development, creating a great sense of place right at the gateway to Aberdeen.” The city council’s development management sub-committee unanimously approved the three applications.
The first, by Scotia Homes, included 114 houses and 115 flats. Stewart Milne Homes won approval for two developments. The first was for 456 homes while the second was for 52 dwellings. Retail developments and public open space are included in both.
John Low, managing director for Stewart Milne Homes North Scotland, said: “This decision is testament to the time and effort invested – particularly in the public consultation process – which enabled us to develop our plans in partnership with the local community. Needless to say, we are delighted.”
Committee convener Cllr Kate Dean, who is also a Cove councillor, said: “I very much welcome these developments. In some ways it is the missing link in the Cove area.”