A COMMUNITY council is set to formally object to plans for new student accommodation in its area.
Old Aberdeen Community Council is to oppose plans for a 202-bed building on a site at King’s Crescent currently occupied by the First Bus depot car park.
Community council chairman Gordon Mutch said: “The main problem is just the scale of it.
“It will dominate that skyline. It seems to be a bit of a step back in quality as well.
“It just seemed a pretty cheap development with no parking either.”
The site, which measures almost 3,000 sq m, lies on the edge of, but not within, the Old Aberdeen Conservation Area.
A planning statement by Montagu Evans, the agent for the proposals, said the development would have “minimal parking arrangements due to its city centre location and use as student accommodation”.
It continued: “There will be secure cycle parking for 72 bikes provided on the site. The area is surrounded by a variety of modern developments and industrial use buildings; however it still retains a distinctive character.”