Consultation events for a new community hub and school

Consultation events are being held next week to give members of the public a chance to look at plans for a new school and a new community hub in different areas in the city.

The community consultations for Countesswells primary school and Torry community hub are being held as part of the planning submissions for the two projects, and follow on from engagement sessions held in the summer.

There will be plans and artist impressions available to view at both events along with representatives from the project team to discuss any queries or comments people may have.

Representations to the planning authority in respect of the planning application can be made via the public access register online at https://publicaccess.aberdeencity.gov.uk/online-applications/.

The Countesswells event is being held on Wednesday 13 November at Stewart Milne Sales Office at Countesswells, from 3pm to 7pm. The Torry Community Hub session is being held on Thursday 14 November at Tullos Community Centre Learning Resources Room from 3pm to 7pm.

The new school at Countesswells would be within an identified site of the new housing development and would see pupils relocated from their current temporary accommodation to the school when completed.

The Torry hub on the site of former Torry Academy is being designed to include a primary school and early years provision with maximum capacity for 434 pupils, a cafe, a library, a community space and access to a range of services. The local community has already been involved in deciding what facilities will be included in the new hub.

The Torry Hub is also a project in the Torry Locality Improvement Plan (2017-2027) and has the potential to make a major contribution to the community’s aspirations for improved service delivery in Torry.

At the last phase of consultation with the local community, people said they wanted a wider range of services, community activities, and spaces to be available, for these services all to be in the one place, and also said they wanted an accessible place to get together with friends and family.