Carttera lodge Rubislaw Quarry appeal

The developer behind rejected plans for 299 new flats at Rubislaw Quarry in Aberdeen has appealed to the Scottish Government.

Toronto-based Carttera submitted £68 million proposals to deliver the private rented flats at the disused quarry as well a gym, and a ‘heritage bistro’ earlier this year.

But members of Aberdeen City Council’s planning development management committee rejected the plans by seven to two on grounds of “over-development” and “visual impact” fears.

Council planners had recommended the project for approval, pointing to economic benefits and that the unusual design would add “something different” to the skyline.

A Carttera spokesman confirmed an appeal has been lodged with the Scottish Government.

He said: “Following refusal of planning permission by Aberdeen City Council’s planning development management committee for 299 private rented sector flats at the Hill of Rubislaw, Carttera Private Equities have submitted an appeal of the decision to Scottish Ministers.

“The application includes 299 private rented sector flats, a new heritage bistro designed to celebrate the history of Rubislaw Quarry and a public walkway allowing access, for the first time, to one of Aberdeen’s best known but most hidden assets the Rubislaw Quarry.

“The development is welcomed and supported by the city council’s planners who have recommended approval of the application.”

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