Union Terrace Gardens planning amendment submitted

An amendment has been made to the detailed planning application to revitalise Union Terrace Gardens (UTG) in response to representations received during the planning consultation period.

Refinements made by LDA Design reduce the potential impact on any future development of the adjacent railway while addressing concerns raised by Historic Environment Scotland about the proposed Union Street building’s appearance and relationship with the existing streetscape.

The amendment has published online by Aberdeen City Council for the public and interested parties to view and make formal comment on.

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The amendment includes adjusting the position of the Union Street/Union Terrace building (above) and realigning the walkway from Union Bridge, while continuing to honour the key design principles supported by the public and backed in principle by Elected Members.

Plans to revitalise Union Terrace Gardens under the City Centre Masterplan were approved in principle in March 2017. The detailed planning application for UTG was submitted in April 2017 and is awaiting determination. If approved, a programme of works will be drawn up.

The statutory consultation period for making representation on the amendment runs for 21 days.

* The amendment can be found here.