Aberdeen tenement goes car free to win over planners
April 17 2018Bedford Road, Aberdeen.
To be built to the rear of an existing tenement the proposed scheme was first submitted in November of last year but hit resistance from planners concerned at the inadequate provision of amenity space and an adverse impact on existing properties.
This prompted a reappraisal of designs and layouts to scrap plans for undercroft parking and associated dead frontages by supporting a city car sharing scheme instead, with the added advantage of allowing a small accessible garden area to be created.
In a statement the architects wrote: “The development of this site will create flats which ref lects th eas pirations of Aberdeen City Council and what we understand to be emerging policies which will seek to encourage more residential units within the city centre. Whilst this site does not fall within the defined city centre, small developments such as these contribute and provide choice for purchasers and prospective occupiers.”
Natural granite is proposed for the front elevation below a slate roof.
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