Future of Culter - Your Views
June 2019: We want to hear what you think – proposed new development at 244 North Deeside Road
The idea is to re-develop the land between the charity shop and the private driveway to the east. The proposal is to build two small shops by the pavement with 7 flats above, and move the parking for the shops from just off the road round to the back of the new flats (same sort of idea as the parking round the back of the Co-op).
This piece of ground in the past has been used for commercial purposes, retail parking, light industrial and residential use albeit it has been largely vacant for a long time. The site has fallen into a state of disrepair. Ownership of the land sits with more than one party and until now it has not been possible to find a way forward. Discussions have been held with the Planners who have been instrumental in terms of the layout/location of the proposal. The owners of the land would have preferred for the development to be built further back from North Deeside Road but the Planners much preferred the proposed layout.
The proposed development reflects the scale of the existing low level to the west and the higher 4 storey building to the east. The building will be finished using traditional materials of granite, zinc and slate in a contemporary manner which will transform this vacant site whilst also enhancing the streetscape at the western end of Peterculter.
The proposed development, at 244 North Deeside Road, will comprise a 3 and 4 storey development on a vacant brownfield site providing 2 commercial units at Ground Floor, three 2-bedroom flats on the First Floor and Second Floor with one 2-bedroom penthouse flat on a Third Floor. Each flat has been designed to take advantage of the southerly aspect with views across the River Dee and beyond. Access will be provided to the rear via a pend [a way through with the higher flats built across the top] where there will be car parking for the residents and for the commercial units, and landscaped amenity area for use by the residents.