Draft Local Planning Policy: Development Along Lanes

Closed 9 Dec 2019

Opened 11 Nov 2019


The Draft Local Planning Policy: Development Along Lanes document provides planning policy for development along established lanes within the city centre, Albyn Place / Rubislaw conservation area and in new masterplanned areas in appropriate locations.  This may be for residential or other complimentary uses.

The recent increase in supply of 21st century purpose-built office accommodation within the city is driving an increase in historic property, originally built for residential use but later converted for office accommodation, coming back onto the open market. As part of this context of change and adaption, a policy direction on the sympathetic remodelling of the historic fabric of these buildings, their curtilage and feus is necessary. 

Why We Are Consulting

The Draft document was approved for public consultation by Members of the Planning and Development Management Committee on 19 September 2019. Everyone has the chance to comment on the draft document, and these comments will shape the content, before it is finalised and reported back to a future meeting of this same Committee in early 2020.

What Happens Next

The finalised document will be reported back to the Council’s Planning and Development Management Committee for consideration in early 2020.


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