Plans for 550 homes on the edge of an Aberdeen suburb have been backed in principle by councillors this morning.
Officers had recommended Cognito Oak’s proposals for Cloverhill, east of Ellon Road, for approval ahead of the meeting.
The plans also include community facilities, including a football pitch with changing rooms, and retail space – valued at more than £3 million of investment in the area.
Those include more than £1m for the expansion of the nearest primary school and medical practice in Scotstown.
Councillors have backed the plans despite the land being earmarked for business use, as it due to be rezoned as residential land in the refreshed local development plan.
Planning staff recommended councillors attach 29 conditions to their approval, it is not clear if these were agreed.
Due to coronavirus, the city’s planning committee is meeting by video call.
Press and the public are unable to view proceedings live, but a recording will be made available on the council’s website this afternoon.