Plans have been formally lodged to build a new residential waterfront development in the city.
Aberdeen Harbour Board has submitted an application for planning permission in principle to Aberdeen City Council to build around 258 homes on a strip of land between the River Dee and South Esplanade West.
The application also includes the creation of a 360sq m ground-floor retail unit, improved open space and associated infrastructure.
The design statement, prepared by architects Norr, which is handling the project on behalf of the board, said the proposals represent a “major opportunity” to revitalise this area of the city.
The statement added there was a “good turnout” for a public consultation to discuss the proposals.
It said: “Generally, there was support for redevelopment from those that attended the meeting, with concern from existing businesses as to the disruption during development and concerns that there will be complaints about noise with the new residential development.”
The report added a noise assessment has been undertaken that makes recommendations for mitigation measures to ensure industrial and residential uses can “coexist together”.
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Chris Grinyer, managing partner of Shepherd Chartered Surveyors on behalf of the harbour board, said: “The site has a prime location on the southern edge of the city centre, extending along the front of the River Dee between Victoria Bridge and Queen Elizabeth II Bridge.
“The site is identified as a part of Aberdeen City Council’s City Centre Masterplan as an opportunity for redevelopment, and this proposal supports the masterplan’s aim to energise the city centre, creating an opportunity to promote urban living while increasing the city centre population.”
He added: “The proposed redevelopment draws on the beauty of the existing natural features and its waterfront setting, providing an opportunity to create high-quality apartments which provide residents with stunning elevated views out to the River Dee and to the harbour.”
Car parking has been minimised but there will be some included within courtyards on the site, according to the plans.
The application adds existing footways along South Esplanade West will be retained, with residents able to access the buildings from the riverside park or from South Esplanade.
A previous plan to build a hotel development on the land has been thrown out as research shows there is “little or no demand” for the scheme.