The owners of a major shopping destination in Aberdeen are hoping to reverse plans to pay almost £130,000 in transport contributions.
Cyan Properties was due to pay the money as part of a section 75 agreement relating to the redevelopment of the city’s Makro store.
Section 75 agreements are used to secure vital infrastructure such as roads and schools.
The application has seen part of Makro in Wellington Circle being turned into a new IKEA, while plans to create a drive-thru Starbucks coffee shop are also set to become a reality.
A letter on behalf of Cyan Properties states the firm has requested not to pay the contributions after a similar case involving Elsick Development Company and their developer contributions resulted in them not having to pay up.
The letter said: “On the basis the Aberdeen City and Shire Strategic Development Planning Authority has been quashed by the Court of Session, there is no longer any policy justification for the council to require payment of contributions towards the strategic transport fund.”
City council planning convener Ramsay Milne added: “I was disappointed in the terms of the ruling of the inner house of the Court of Session on the Elsick case as it is possible I will be required to consider the submission by Cyan Properties Limited to discharge the obligation under a section 75 agreement to contribute to the strategic transport fund I am unable to comment on the application.”