Plans could see former Aberdeen co-op turned into chipper

Plans to turn a vacant Aberdeen shop unit into a chip shop have been recommended for approval.

Low’s Fish and Chips has lodged plans for the new takeaway in the former Co-op shop at Loirston Avenue, Cove.

Planners have suggested councillors approve the proposals for the vacant unit when they meet on Thursday.

The shop has been empty for about four years and on the market since June 2015.

There is currently no formal interest in the unit other than from Low’s.

A total of 60 letters of support have been lodged in favour of the application, saying it would improve the appearance of the shop units and bring a vacant unit back into use.

But eight letters of objection have said there are already two food outlets in the same parade of units, including a Chinese takeaway.

A report, to go before councillors next week, said: “The proposed use would not undermine the primary retail function of the parade of shop units and would make a positive contribution to the vitality and viability of the neighbourhood centre, through supporting a local need, while not posing an undue amenity impact to neighbouring residential properties.”

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