New application as part of redevelopment at Aberdeen mansion

Fresh plans have been lodged to carry out landscaping works at a historic mansion in Aberdeen

Kirkwood Homes has submitted an application to Aberdeen City Council to carry out work at Inchgarth House, on Inchgarth Road.

The plans state a single-storey storage building will be created at the site along with access and landscaping works.

A second application has also been lodged by the developer for a two-storey detached garage on the same site.

Plans were submitted by the developer last year to carry out works at the C-listed property.

But the city council said it would take enforcement action after trees were cut down at the historic mansion without the necessary consent.

Members of the planning committee were told last year between 145 and 207 mature trees had been removed without permission.

Councillors also heard some engineering and groundworks had also been carried out on the site without consent.

Inchgarth House was built around 1860 for Lieutenant George Skene Tayler, an ex-naval man, who made his fortune in the Middle-east.