More flats could be built on site of former hospital

Plans have been lodged to increase the number of flats being built on the site of a former hospital.

Barratt North Scotland has lodged an application with Aberdeen City Council for an extra four flats as part of a wider residential development at the former Royal Cornhill Hospital.

The joint application to renovate the area was made by NHS Grampian, Stewart Milne Homes and Barratt Scotland and was approved by the city council in February 2015.

The original consent was approved for 323 flats but now the developer must provide four extra affordable homes.

Planners are urging councillors to approve the application at a meeting of the city council’s planning committee on Thursday.

In their report they said: “The proposal is considered to represent an appropriate scale and form of development on the Royal Cornhill Hospital site, which would accommodate contemporary buildings of appropriate design alongside the existing architecture of the site.”