COUNCIL roads officers have raised questions over parking provision at a proposed student accommodation complex in Aberdeen.
Aberdeen City Council’s roads projects team has concerns about students who may have cars living at the proposed 632-bedroom accommodation complex planned for the current Matalan site.
Matalan has a lease on the site until 2019, but it’s anticipated the store could close before then. No parking spaces will be included as part of the proposals, but there would be 220 spaces for bicycles.
Unite Group, the firm behind the plans, lodged a planning application to demolish Matalan on Aberdeen’s Constitution Street last month.
Despite not being eligible for permits in nearby controlled parking zones in the Castlehill and Pittodrie areas, the city council’s roads project team said students who may have cars may cause problems for residents.
In a letter which has been sent to planning chiefs, city council engineer Richard Bailie said “indiscriminate” parking may occur if the plans are approved.