Homes set for hos­pi­tal site

The Press and Journal (Moray) - - LOCAL NEWS -

The site of a for­mer north-east hos­pi­tal is set for a new lease of life.

Pro­pos­als to build 44 af­ford­able homes and as­so­ci­ated park­ing at the Camp­bell Hos­pi­tal, Port­soy, have been given the go-ahead.

Coun­cil­lors on the Banff and Buchan area com­mit­tee gave the project planning per­mis­sion yes­ter­day. Sanc­tu­ary Hous­ing Scot­land is to build a mix­ture of one, two, three and four-bed­room prop­er­ties.

Camp­bell Hos­pi­tal closed in 2011 and was de­mol­ished two years later. Planning per­mis­sion to build 22 new prop­er­ties on the site was pre­vi­ously ap­proved, but the ap­pli­ca­tion was with­drawn in July.

One ob­jec­tion was raised over the num­ber of homes and road ac­cess.

Stephen Archer, Aberdeen­shire coun­cil’s di­rec­tor of in­fra­struc­ture ser­vices, stated: “The im­por­tance of the pro­posal in con­tribut­ing to the pro­vi­sion of af­ford­able hous­ing in the ru­ral hous­ing mar­ket area and to ad­dress a spe­cific lo­cal need is ac­knowl­edged.”

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