Planning Updates


Plans for a permanent safety structure on Union Bridge have been approved; Listed Building Consent is still required. The design aims to blend with proposals to revitalise Union Terrace Gardens (UTG) and would be delivered as part of Phase 1 of the UTG project.


Plans have been announced for a “major residential development and enhanced riverside park” at the site envisaged as the “Torry Waterfront” project in the Masterplan. A Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) for has been submitted on behalf of Aberdeen Harbour Board by an agent. For more information, click here.

General guidance

  • Masterplan projects are subject to the same planning rules as any other development
  •  Applications will be submitted to Aberdeen City Council and published on its website for public comment
  • Officers weigh the pros and cons against policy and make a recommendation to approve or refuse
  • The application then goes to city councillors for determination

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