The site of a former Aberdeen academy will be transformed into a community centre, primary school, nursery and sports facilities after councillors approved the project yesterday.
New amenities will now be built on the Torry Academy site after the proposals gained approval from the council’s planning committee.
The school closed its doors in 2018 and demolition is ongoing. Both Torry and Kincorth were replaced by the new multi-million-pound Lochside Academy in Cove which opened last August.
When the site has been cleared, the extensive rebuild at the site will include new sports facilities, including an all-weather 4G football pitch, a community centre, nursery and new primary school.
Local authority planners recommended that councillors approve the plans.
A report to the committee read: “Overall, it is considered that the site can, in principle, satisfactorily accommodate a new primary community hub and early years facility, especially given that it will replace a former academy.
“There are no material considerations that warrant refusal.
“The planning authority is satisfied with the proposal”
The council has set aside £20million for the building and successfully bid for another £2m of Scottish Government funding.
Committee convener Marie Boulton said she had some concerns about the proximity of the new pitch to nearby houses and asked officers to ensure that proper sound proofing measures were put in place.
Councillors on the committee then unanimously backed the scheme.