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Area Committee approves affordable housing plans

Buchan Area Committee approved a significant Affordable Housing Zone Development in Peterhead.

Buchan Area Committee approved a significant Affordable Housing Zone Development in Peterhead.

Aberdeenshire councillors have approved plans for a significant Affordable Housing Home Zone Development at the former Craigewan Nursing Home site. The plans, submitted by Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association, were accepted at the Buchan Area Committee meeting on Tuesday, January 14. At the meeting SNP councillor for Peterhead North and Rattray said: “These is great news for the town. These are much needed homes.”

The plans, submitted by Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association, were accepted at the Buchan Area Committee meeting on Tuesday, January 14.

At the meeting SNP councillor for Peterhead North and Rattray said: “These is great news for the town. These are much needed homes.”

Proposals for the site and adjacent land at King Street include the erection of 20 flats and 29 dwellinghouses with associated car parking, communal areas, public open space and landscaping and formation of new accesses and lanes.

The King Street site is part of a wider scheme which combined would result in 31 flats and 31 houses in total.

In a report to councillors, Director of Infrastructure services, Stephen Archer said: “The development as a whole would be of high density character, with smaller units grouped around communal spaces and homezones.

“The houses proposed would be of relatively standard and simple designs, gable roof styles and generally two storey.”

Two objections were received concerning an increase in traffic through Sutherland Avenue and loss of amenity.

Mr Archer added: “The redevelopment of the site would represent infill development as defined in Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan policy 8 and associated Supplementary Guidance LSD4.

“This states that the development of sites within settlements is supported where it would conform to the surrounding land uses, would not erode the character of the area and would not cause the loss of open space within the settlement.

“In this instance the principle of development can be accepted.”

 

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