Community leaders have vowed to “keep an open mind” over new plans to build 250 flats at a historic city quarry.
Property developer Carterra will submit plans for the site which includes proposals for a gym, bistro, function room and promenade at Rubislaw Quarry.
The firm previously lodged proposals for a £68 million development with 299 apartments but this was rejected earlier this year.
The application was criticised by members of the Craigiebuckler and Seafield Community Council and more than 360 people submitted written objections.
Many of the objections centred around the visual impact of a proposed 10-floor building, which has been dropped from the new plans.
The community council has vowed to treat the upcoming application as a fresh one. At a meeting of the community body, chairman William Sell said: “It is important we do not jump to conclusions and keep an open mind about this application.
“We will read what is proposed for the area and keep an open mind. The former proposal is history, and this must be treated as a new application.
“There are significantly less apartments proposed and that would be a significant change to the physical layout.”
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The development would be located opposite a new centre showcasing the site’s heritage. Local councillor Martin Greig said: “I was glad the council supported my motion to stop the previous 10-storey building.
“There were more than 350 representations from the public, which indicates there was strong feeling about the future of this site.
“In the usual way, this new application needs to be considered carefully.
“There will be various issues that people will want to consider and comment on.”
Dr Maggie Bochel of Aurora Planning, which is handling the development on Carterra’s behalf, said the plans had been redesigned following feedback to the initial proposals.
They will go on display at a public consultation event from 12-7pm on November 20.