Councillors have delayed their decision on a controversial new student housing development in a historic part of Aberdeen.
Ardmuir Developments has submitted a proposal with accommodation for 176 residents on between three and five storeys, at the junction of King’s Crescent and St Peter Street.
The scheme was discussed at a planning committee meeting yesterday.
The site, which covers an area of 9,268sq ft, is currently used as a car park for staff who work at the nearby First Bus depot in King Street.
Replacement parking would be provided as part of the development.
A number of questions were raised by committee members over the viability of the plans.
Councillor Neil Cooney said he was concerned about the loss of parking provision for First staff, who would have to use the same King Street entrance as the buses.
Convener Ramsay Milne spoke on behalf of Old Aberdeen’s heritage society and community council who are opposed to the development.
He said: “The overall impact on the conservation area itself will be detrimental in that it’s challenging the type of building which is in or close to the conservation area.”
Following these issues being raised at the meeting, the committee members agreed to a site visit next week.
The committee will view the development area on Thursday before making their decision.