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Aberdeen strikes westward with plans for 1,650 homes

February 14 2023

Aberdeen strikes westward with plans for 1,650 homes

Aberdeen City Council has applied for planning permission in principle to develop a new neighbourhood centre comprising around 1,650 homes, retail, leisure and commercial space at Greenferns on the northwestern fringe of the city.

Optimised Environments are master planning the 73.6ha greenfield site, described as a major expansion of the city, in a phased programme of development commencing with a mixed-use centre.

Outlining the adopted delivery strategy the authority wrote: "Delivering a core mixed-use neighbourhood that would serve both the initial phase and future phases, is a considered a fundamental approach. Providing much-needed affordable and market housing in the short term, and creating an early population within the very heart of Greenferns, will result in many positive aspects in creating a sense of place and community."

Built around an existing Enermech facility to the northern boundary the scheme will link to established housing and schools.

Adopting the 20-minute neighbourhood concept as well as the council's net zero aspirations the scheme is being delivered by Faithful and Gould, Ryden, Ironside Farrar, Transport Planning and Goodsons. 


Archibald Duncan
#1 Posted by Archibald Duncan on 14 Feb 2023 at 22:03 PM
Aberdeen is a very affordable place for property. Can get some really nice modern properties for quite cheap. Just a shame that you have to live in Aberdeen.
Its cool to hate
#2 Posted by Its cool to hate on 16 Feb 2023 at 14:00 PM
Who are the other consultants involved ie masterplanners, architects etc?
Fireman Samson
#3 Posted by Fireman Samson on 17 Feb 2023 at 15:56 PM
Not for me.
#4 Posted by Mack on 19 Feb 2023 at 22:34 PM
#2 Optimised Environments are cited as the masterplanners. No architects involved at this stage i'd have thought and it'd be a total waste of time if they were.

Plus, you don't need architects to plop and rotate sporadically some wimpys across the fields.

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