Coun­cil­lors eye plans for nearly 100 new homes

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS - BY KIRSTEN ROBERT­SON

Coun­cil­lors will be asked to ap­prove plans for nearly 100 new homes in Stone­haven next week.

Kirk­wood Homes’ plans to ex­pand the Ury Es­tate by build­ing 94 houses have been met with mixed re­sponse by res­i­dents.

The pro­posed dwellings form part of the en­abling de­vel­op­ment as­so­ci­ated with the restora­tion of Ury House, with a to­tal of 230 houses planned over­all.

Stone­haven and District Com­mu­nity Coun­cil have ob­jected to the pro­pos­als and sought re­as­sur­ance on school rolls, med­i­cal prac­tice ca­pac­ity, an in­te­grated flood risk as­sess­ment and sus­tain­able ur­ban drainage as­sess­ment – along with de­mands for the build­ing of the link road.

Con­cerns have also been raised about the loss of green space and walk­ing routes.

How­ever, plan­ning of­fi­cers have rec­om­mended the pro­ject be ap­proved and as­sured coun­cil­lors that there would no loss of park­land and that pre­vi­ous con­cerns about lay­out and visi­tor park­ing had been ad­dressed.

They also point out that

“Propos­ing a good range of house types... with open space”

the prin­ci­ple of the hous­ing has pre­vi­ously been agreed.

Stephen Archer, di­rec­tor of in­fra­struc­ture ser­vices states: “The pro­posed lay­out and de­sign presents a con­tin­u­a­tion of the ad­ja­cent de­vel­op­ment, propos­ing a good range of house types in a per­me­able lay­out with good con­nec­tiv­ity and open space within the site.” pro­duc­tion di­rec­tor Keith Adams also died of an un­di­ag­nosed heart con­di­tion last year.

Sales di­rec­tor Sean Hills said: “Our clients use their of­fice prin­ters through­out ev­ery work­ing day and we are de­lighted that a per­cent­age of this ev­ery­day spend will help sup­port BHF and its aim to end heart dis­ease.

“Our staff and clients know first-hand what it is like to lose some­one to car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease, so sup­port­ing BHF is an im­por­tant part of the work we do.”

Kathy McIl­waine, the char­ity’s fundrais­ing man­ager in Scot­land, said: “The Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion funds im­por­tant re­search here in Aberdeen, so we are keen to work with lo­cal com­pa­nies who want to help us work to­wards our goal of a world free of the fear of heart and cir­cu­la­tory dis­ease.

“This do­na­tion of £5,000 is very wel­come, and we look for­ward to an on­go­ing re­la­tion­ship with Jas­mine.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.