by Ian Yuill on 25 January, 2019
Residents have told me how concerned that are at the possibility the area of open space on the northern side of Auchinyell Road at its junction with Garthdee Road may be zoned for house-building. This proposal has arisen as part of the process of preparing a new Local Development Plan for Aberdeen.
At the 23rd January meeting of the council’s Capital Programme Committee, I proposed that this area of green space should be removed as a potential house-building site from the “Main Issues Report” of the new Local Development Plan. Sadly, my proposal was rejected by SNP, Conservative and Labour councillors who voted to retain this land as a possible site for building.
The next stage of preparing the new Local Development Plan is for the council to consult people on the proposals and options in the Main Issues Report.
It is important that, once this consultation begins, people who object to building on the land at the junction of Auchinyell Road and Garthdee Road respond to the consultation. People will need to do this even if they have already contacted the council objecting to this proposal.
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