- Yesterday, Councillors in Aberdeen have principally approved plans for 550 new homes in Bridge of Don.
Cognito Oak LLP, a partnership between Henry Boot Developments (HDB) and Wraith Real Estate, is behind £110 million proposals for 550 homes on land at Cloverhill, Bridge of Don, to the east of the A92 Ellon Road.
Under the plans, a mix of flats and semi-detached, detached and bungalow properties will be developed alongside sports pitches, community facilities and retail space for a convenience store, cafe and hairdresser.
Cloverhill would be built in three phases, with around 145 affordable homes being constructed first, followed by more housing and then the flats and sports pitch, which would be home to junior football club Bridge of Don Thistle.
Planning documents lodged with the council said some of the homes could be powered by hydrogen fuel cells.
A report, which was put before councilors, said “This application represents a departure from the 2017 Aberdeen Local Development Plan, specifically in relation to its zoning for business/employment land.
“Nevertheless, the proposal is able to satisfy many of the other requirements of the plan in relation to the provision of an appropriate residential environment and mitigating the impacts of the development.
“It is evident that Aberdeen has an abundant supply of available employment land, such that the development of this site for an alternative site while maintaining a generous supply for future use.”
Councilors recommended approving the plans – subject to 29 conditions that must be met before the homes can be occupied.