Log in | Register

Appeal: 425-bed student block would have ‘oppressive relationship’ with existing buildings

A reporter has refused plans to demolish a BT engineering depot in Aberdeen and replace it with a block of 425 student flats and 80 apartments after finding that the new building would overshadow existing buildings and make them ‘substantially gloomy’.

The site, set in 1.76 hectares of central Aberdeen, is currently occupied by a former BT engineering depot and associated car park, which is now vacant. The proposal, submitted in outline, would demolish this building and replace it with four, four-storey blocks, containing bed space for 425 students and 80 residential apartments with 25 per cent affordable housing provision.

The applicat.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

THE PLANNER is the Official Magazine for the RTPI

Not a member?
60 day free trial of our premium content when you Register Now

Or log in as a subscriber

Go back to The Planner Home Page



  • Planners have an important part to play in conserving the best of the past in our built environment. But even historic buildings must be allowed to remain vital in the present, Chris Miele tells Simon Wicks

    Chris Miele by Peter Searle
  • The Hills at Charlesworth Sustainability Plaza in Edmonton, Canada, is this year’s winner of the RTPI’s International Award for Planning Excellence. Huw Morris looks at the scheme

  • Can the permitted development right to convert offices into housing create functioning communities? Here’s what RTPI student research award-winner Jacob George found when he surveyed the sociaL impacts of permitted development in Newcastle upon tyne