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12/09/2016

Appeal: Aberdeen development would lead to over-concentration of student accommodation

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King's Crescent Aberdeen

Ardmuir Developments Ltd has been refused permission to develop a residential block for accommodation for 176 students at King's Crescent on the edge of the Old Aberdeen Conservation Area (CA), after a reporter ruled that the scheme would detrimentally affect heritage assets in the area and lead to an ‘over-concentration” of this type of accommodation.

Reporter Richard Hickman noted that appeal site constitutes the north-west corner of a very large FirstGroup bus depot, and shares a boundary wall with the King’s Crescent, which lies within the CA. The proposal would involve the demolition of some of the wall and setback reconstruction to allow for pavement widening.

Hickman said the size and positioning of the proposed building in thi.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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