A group of Aberdeen residents have criticised multi-million-pound plans for hundreds of homes in a city suburb.
Bridge of Don Community Council has lodged a formal objection to Cognito Oak’s £110million vision for 550 homes at the Cloverhill site.
The development is earmarked for land north of the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, near the A90 Aberdeen to Ellon road.
As well as housing, there would be community facilities and shops.
The proposals will go before Aberdeen councillors in the coming weeks.
But in their objection, the community council has raised fears about the impact the new homes would have on traffic, school places and public transport and argued the land should be kept for only business use.
It reads: “The LDP already has allocated large areas for housing development, for example, the 7,000 homes at Grandhome, the 400 homes at Woodside, 500 homes still to be constructed at Mugiemoss and in addition there are possibly up to another 810 at other locations in the Bridge of Don area.
“It is also notable that there are plans in Aberdeenshire for up an additional 500 at Blackdog/Balmedie.
“These developments and ongoing building programmes will see more than enough homes being built in or adjacent to the Bridge of Don area.
“The nearest secondary school is at least 1.3 miles for the site. Children would have to cross some of the busiest roads in the city, for example the A90 which is dual carriageway both north and south.
“We have major concerns for the safety of children coming from or going to school.”
Cognito Oak – a partnership between Henry Boot Developments and Wraith Real Estate – have argued the development would help tackle a shortage of affordable housing in the community and also provide much-needed facilities.
While the local group has objected to the proposals, there have been more than 100 letters in support.
Nigel Munro, of Henry Boot Developments, said: “Our consultation with the wider community has demonstrated positive support for the proposed development and the investment it would deliver in sustainable housing, sporting facilities and opening up access to link existing communities to the coast and employment areas.
“We will continue to work with stakeholders to ensure the new coastal community plan is sensitive to the surrounding area and local requirements.”