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Privacy concerns prompt amendments to Aberdeen hospital housing

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July 15 2019

Privacy concerns prompt amendments to Aberdeen hospital housing

Proposals for a further 23 flats on the site of Aberdeen’s Cornhill Hospital have surfaced at the hands of Barratt Homes as an amendment to a previously approved 323 home masterplan after issues were raised by NHS Grampian.

The revised scheme seeks to strengthen a linear grid street pattern by more clearly transitioning between townhouses and terraces by building on the courtyard form of the historic hospital.

A ‘village green’ will also be introduced for use by residents and the wider public with the aim to ultimately connect this space through to Westburn Park.

In a statement, Barratt wrote: “The southernmost block of terrace housing has been brought forward towards the parking court. This is in further response to sensitive issues raised by NHS Grampian at the time of the original public consultation. It is vital to the existing hospital that overlooking from the housing development is minimised and by repositioning this terrace block further from the boundary significantly enhances the privacy of both the hospital and development residents.”

The amendments will result in a net loss of open space with visual amenity giving way to more ‘usable’ outdoor areas.

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