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August 13 2019

Aberdeen presses ahead with 369 council homes

Aberdeen City Council has instructed CHAP Group to build 369 homes at the former Summerhill Academy site on the Lang Stracht following a competitive tendering process.

Enabling works will see modifications carried out to the Denburn Culvert to improve flood prevention, allowing delivery of the latest phase of the authorities council house building programme.

Geared toward key workers plans drawn up by Hypostyle outline a mix of homes set amid a network of paths and green spaces.
Council co-leader Douglas Lumsden said: “Access to housing greatly improves the quality of life for residents by creating new communities and opening up new social and economic horizons.

“Our programme also supports employment and training opportunities and gives us a chance to attract and retain key workers – nurses, teachers, craft workers – making it a win-win-win for the city.” 

Each property will have access to a combined heat and power scheme to help minimise energy bills and will be fitted with fibre optic cables to improve digital connectivity.

Aberdeen has set out plans for 2,000 additional council homes across the city
Aberdeen has set out plans for 2,000 additional council homes across the city

2 Comments

Hilloch
#1 Posted by Hilloch on 13 Aug 2019 at 11:51 AM
Terrible 'landscaping'. No thought at all put into it, it would appear :(
Well, unless you count the bendy bit of path.
Dave Pearson
#2 Posted by Dave Pearson on 14 Aug 2019 at 09:21 AM
With the continued fall in carbon intensity of the grid, gas CHP has a continued increase in carbon footprint. Why are planners/developers still allowed/wanting to lock these buildings into a high carbon existence. Surely these buildings could be heated with heat pumps which have zero local NOx emissions and falling CO2 footprint every year......

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