MSP to convene public meeting over Forrit Brae housing woes

© DC ThomsonMr McDonald and residents of Forrit Brae.
Mr McDonald and residents of Forrit Brae.

An Aberdeen MSP is trying to convene a public meeting after concerns were raised that a new housing estate will block out the light in a picturesque city street.

People living Forrit Brae in Bucksburn have watched as their homes have been surrounded by mounds of earth, some in excess of six-foot, in preparation for construction of 100 homes.

The building works have led to significant fears fears over privacy and sunlight.

Residents of existing homes claim they had “no idea” of the elevations as the original planning application did not contain key details.

A letter from the city council has since been sent to some residents apologising for the lack of clarity in housebuilder Bancon’s original planning documents and vowing to learn lessons.

Last night Aberdeen Donside MSP Mark McDonald said: “In October, I called for the council to bring together developers, residents and elected members to discuss the concerns and try to chart a way forward.

“They have finally replied agreeing to this and I will now work with them to get a meeting set up as soon as possible.”

Mr McDonald is trying to organise the meeting for the Beacon Centre on Tuesday December 11 at 7.30pm and hopes both local councillors and the developer will be present.

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