Bennachie Lodge Hotel 8 Townhouses
APPLICATION REFUSED, Dated: 17 August 2016
In accordance with the plan(s) docquetted as relative hereto and the particulars given in the application, do hereby give notice of their decision to REFUSE Full Planning Permission for the following reason(s):
- The proposal fails to make provision for the required level of affordable housing and therefore does not meet the housing need as identified by Aberdeenshire Council waiting list 2016 and the Housing Need and Demand Assessment 2011. Consequently, the application is considered contrary to Policy 6 Affordable Housing and SG Affordable Housing 1: Affordable Housing of the Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan 2012.
- The applicant has failed to agree to the developer obligations package that is required in order to mitigate the impact of the development on existing services and facilities in the settlement and as such the development is contrary to Policy 9: Developer Contributions and SG Developer Contributions 1: Developer Contributions of the Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan 2012.
OBJECTION by Aberdeenshire Council Housing Strategy, 03 August 2016
We note this proposal is for full planning permission. We note that no affordable housing contribution has been identified within this planning application and the developer has not had any further discussions regarding this. The Housing Service therefore objects to the proposed application as it does not meet identified housing need as supported by Aberdeenshire Council waiting list 2016 and the Housing Need and Demand Assessment 2011 and planning policy 6 (Affordable Housing)
Development Officer (Affordable Housing)
Housing Strategy Team
OBJECTION by Aberdeenshire Council Development Obligations Officer, 01 August 2016
Expiry date for public comment Thu 25 Feb 2016.
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Comment in writing to:
Lindsey Geddes, Planning Officer, Aberdeenshire Council, Gordon House, Blackhall Road, Inverurie, AB51 3WA
Paragraph 5 on page 2 of the Design Statement states that the proposal is to remove the redundant annexe and replace it with 3 bed-roomed townhouses and yet the plans show only one bedroom?
Drainage is now a major concern, the applicant states “no flooding history” but major flooding occurred recently in Victoria Terrace, only a matter of mtrs. from the site.