Councillors to decide on a rehousing programme for residents in Middlefield

A major redevelopment programme for housing in Middlefield is to be recommended for approval at an Aberdeen City Council meeting in August.

Due to the planned Haudagain Improvement Scheme, the local authority is considering rehousing tenants in the Triangle Site - Logie Avenue, Logie Gardens, Logie Place and North Anderson Drive – who would otherwise be surrounded by major new and existing roads.

The plans are also being considered as part of the Council’s significant community regeneration programme, Shaping Middlefield, which aims to improve the health and well-being and quality of living for all tenants in the area.

In March this year council officers carried out an extensive consultation with tenants where 76% preferred the option of demolishing the existing houses and being re-housed elsewhere.

The consultation showed 47% of tenants preferred to demolish the existing houses and create new open space with 26% preferring to demolish the houses and create a new commercial facility and 3% preferring demolition with the potential for new houses on the site.

Recommendations based on this feedback are being made to members of the Communities, Housing and Infrastructure committee on August 25 which will decide whether to give the rehousing programme the green light.

Accordingly, those tenants affected would be given the same priority status as those being rehoused for the construction of the Haudagain bypass road.

Councillors are also being asked to approve a further community engagement exercise which would empower tenants to play a major role in shaping the Triangle Site for the future benefit of the community.

Local authority officials today (July 27) agreed to update council tenants and home owners on the developments and recommendations prior to the committee meeting.

The £35million Shaping Middlefield plan includes projects such as a new community facility, 179 new council homes, play park upgrades, new green spaces and landscaping works as well as the new museum collection centre.