Plans for more than 100 houses in the west of Aberdeen were approved by the city council’s planning committee yesterday.
Cala Homes (North) was granted permission for the development on land north of Friarsfield Road and Kirk Brae in Cults.
Councillors voted by nine to six to approve the application, which comprises of 107 detached, semi-detached and terraced properties and 12 affordable homes.
The site was included in the council’s local development plan, and the developer carried out extensive consultation work.
However, there were objections, including one from Cults, Bieldside and Milltimber Community Council.
Head of planning Margaret Bochel said in a report to the planning development management committee that the application should be backed, subject to legal agreements on affordable housing and schools.
Cala has agreed to help fund primary and secondary school provision, as well as sport and health care facilities.
Cala was also granted approval for a smaller development at May Baird Avenue of 46 two and three bedroom apartments and 15 low cost units.
The site is the former Ross Clinic and Gardeners Cottage within the grounds of NHS Grampian’s Cornhill Hospital.
The housebuilder has agreed to a financial contribution to minimise the impact of the development.
Mike Naysmith, managing director of Cala Homes (North), said: “These two developments have been carefully planned in different ways to enhance the areas in which they are located, and to fit well with Cala’s ethos of building exceptional homes in outstanding locations.”
A spokesman for NHS Grampian added: “We are pleased that the CALA proposal has been approved. It is our view their plans are sympathetic to the immediate area by complementing the parkland surroundings and existing housing in the area.”