Last chance to have your say in shaping the next development plan for Aberdeen

It will be the last chance for people to make their voice heard in a report which will help shape the next local development plan for Aberdeen.

The closing date is 13 May for the online consultation for the Main Issues Report has identified the main issues for what will be considered in the proposed 2022 Aberdeen Local Development Plan, which sets out planning policies for five years and identifies how land us used, determining what might be built where.

There are 12 main issues identified in the report and the public are being asked to comment on each of them. The 12 main issues are: living in the city centre; a 24-hour city; visitor attractions; minimum internal space standards for residential developments; electric vehicle charging infrastructure; low and zero carbon generating opportunities and water efficiency; heat networks; west end office area; housing for the elderly and accessible housing; residential care facilities; student accommodation; and houses in multiple occupation.

The Main Issues Report will help shape the proposed Aberdeen Local Development Plan, which in turn will be available for public consultation next year.

Drop-in sessions have already been held in March and last month, where people were invited to have a look at the report and also comment on it.

The Main Issues Report, its associated documents, and the on-line public consultation, can be found at https://consultation.aberdeencity.gov.uk/planning/mir2019/.