£40m Hazlehead Park hotel plan given green light
Councillors have backed plans to build a 200-bedroom hotel on green belt land in Aberdeen.
Proposals for the £40 million development at Hazlehead, which were recommended for approval by city planners last week, passed the final hurdle at a meeting yesterday.
Developers Carlton Rock claim the hotel will create 250 jobs and generate “millions” for the local economy.
Planning committee convener councillor Ramsay Milne said it will have “little impact” on the surrounding area.
He added: “I am pleased to back the recommendation of conditional approval for this application.
“The five-star hotel will complement the existing recreational uses within Hazlehead Park and will bring real economic and social benefits for the city.
“Although the site is in the green belt, the development is screened by surrounding woodland and there will be little impact on the character of the land.”
BMJ Architects and Hyder Consulting are behind the plans.
Up to 400 jobs will be created during the construction of the hotel, which is expected to take two years.
It will also feature a swimming pool, function and conference facilities, restaurants and an equestrian centre.