Housing developer submits plans for changes to major Aberdeen road

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A housing developer has suggested making £350,000 of changes to a major Aberdeen road so it can build 650 homes.

Bancon has submitted new plans for traffic measures for the Lang Stracht, near to its under-construction Maidencraig development.

While the masterplan for the project was given permission in principle in 2013, a number of questionmarks over land ownership and funding delayed its final approval until November last year.

During this interim period, a number of new developments, including Dobbies Garden Centre and Prime Four Business Park, opened nearby.

A spokesman said: “It is Bancon’s view that the proposed access strategy in the masterplan requires some adjustment to enable the delivery of the site.”

Initially Bancon had designed Maidencraig with a large, centralised crossroads through the site, with another to the west. It is now suggesting the crossroads will only lead north, with the entrance heading south moved further west.

The developer has also recommended removing traffic lights it planned for the east of Maidencraig.