Union Terrace Gardens: planning report ready

A detailed planning application for Union Terrace Gardens (UTG) is set to be ruled on next week [March 22].

Aberdeen City Council’s Planning Development Management Committee will consider a report from officers, which recommends approval.

The City Centre Masterplan project seeks to improve access, amenity and activity while enhancing UTG’s green space and heritage features.

An outline design was backed in principle by Aberdeen City Council in March 2017.

The detailed planning application was submitted in April 2017 and later amended in response to feedback from key stakeholders.

Refinements made by consultants LDA Design allowed for any future development of the adjacent railway and also followed advice from Historic Environment Scotland.

The amendment included realigning the UTG/Union Bridge walkway and modifying the position and appearance of the Union Street/Union Terrace building.

The report (item 6.5) can be found here.