Up to 150 homes could be built on the outskirts of Aberdeen as one of the UK’s largest property developers targets Scotland for the first time.
The Comer Property Group has notified Aberdeen City Council it wishes to build on a site at Leggart Brae, just south of the River Dee.
It says the proposal would would “deliver a mix of high-quality family homes and associated facilities”.
The city council approved approved its latest local development plan (LDP) in March, in which Leggart Brae was identified for the future development of up to 150 homes as part of the “Royal Devenick Park” area.
The site is located just south of the B9077 Bridge of Dee to Maryculter road, and to the west of the A92 Aberdeen to Stonehaven road just before it reaches the southern side of the River Dee.
If approved, Comer’s development would be located on what are currently fields and a patch of trees just north-east of Tollohill Wood, which lies across the river from Robert Gordon University’s Garthdee campus.
It would also lie just south of existing homes at Deeside Brae.
Brian Comer, the chairman of Comer Group UK, said: “We welcomed the allocation of Leggart Brae in the proposed LDP 2022.
“Not only does it represent our first investment in Scotland, but it presents a great opportunity for a sympathetic extension of the city – one that would see a mix of new homes and associated facilities carefully developed on the gateway to the Granite City.”
Mr Comer encouraged anyone with an opinion on the proposals to make their voices heard.
Due to the restrictions required by the pandemic, traditional public exhibitions are not currently possible.
Instead, the group will be hosting an online consultation, where anyone who wishes to share an opinion on the proposed project can send it directly with the developers.
Mr Comer added: “It has been very important to me from the outset to ensure that due consideration be given not only to the characteristics of the site and its settings, but importantly the comments raised by all stakeholders.
“All of these, along with detailed environmental and technical assessments, will help inform the vision for Leggart Brae.
“We strongly believe public consultation and engagement are vitally important elements of the planning process, and we will therefore ensure all exhibition material is available to view and, importantly, comment on, on our dedicated project website.”
Further details of the online consultation, which will also include a “live and interactive online event”, will be revealed at a later date.