Make your voice heard in shaping the next development plan for Aberdeen

People are being given a chance to make their voice heard in a report which will help shape the next local development plan for Aberdeen.

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.

Planning Development Management Committee convener Councillor Marie Boulton said: “The Main Issues Report is not a draft version of the 2022 Aberdeen Local Development Plan but is instead designed to stimulate discussion.

"We're keen to hear from residents, landowners, developers and other interested parties on how we can best grow our city."

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

People are invited to view the Main Issues Report and comment on it via the ACC website, or come along to drop-in sessions at venues around the city. The consultation into the report closes on 13 May 2019.

Drop-in sessions are being held at Dyce Library on Wednesday 13 March from 3pm to 7pm, Cults Sports Centre on Monday 18 March from 4pm to 8pm, Kingswells Community Centre on Tuesday 19 March from 3pm to 7pm, Danestone Community Centre on Thursday 21 March from 3pm to 7pm, Lochside Academy on Wednesday 27 March from 4pm to 8pm, Bon Accord Shopping Centre on Thursday 4 April from 1pm to 7pm, Bon Accord Shopping Centre on Saturday 6 April from 10am to 2pm, Aberdeen Sports Village on Tuesday 9 April from 3pm to 7pm, and the Beach Leisure Centre on Friday 12 April from 3pm to 6pm.

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