Plans for a 300-home development on the derelict site of the former Royal Cornhill Hospital in Aberdeen have been withdrawn.
The joint proposals from NHS Grampian, Stewart Milne Homes and Barratt North Scotland were due to go before Aberdeen City Council’s planning committee yesterday.
But before councillors could discuss the plans – which had been recommended for refusal – the developers pulled the plans.
It is understood they will be revised and resubmitted.
Under the plans, several buildings would be demolished to make way for the 144 houses and 132 flats, while another property on the site would be converted into 24 flats.
However, in a report head of planning Margaret Bochel raised concerns the scheme did not comply with the local development plan and would lead to an “erosion” of the character and architectural interest of the Rosemount and Westburn conservation area.
There were also issues over tree removal and a failure to “embrace” an opportunity to renovate the granite buildings, she advised members.
It is the second time the proposals had caused concern for Ms Bochel and her team, with officers previously rejecting the scheme before it even reached the planning committee last September.
If eventually approved, residents would access their homes off Berryden Road, opposite the entrance to Berryden Retail Park.