Grandhome masterplan unveiled at public exhibition
The Grandhome masterplan was unveiled to the public at an exhibition opening in the city on the 30th October, as part of a two day public consultation.
The exhibition took place at the Mains of Scotstown, Jesmond Square, Bridge of Don on Tuesday, 30th October and Wednesday 31st from noon to 7.30pm.
Bruce Smith, spokesman for the Grandhome Trust, said that the public exhibition gave local residents and the wider public the opportunity to give feedback on the masterplan directly to the design team.
“Grandhome is a unique opportunity for this region to set the tone for future development in Scotland – to create a sensitive, sustainable community which not only integrates with its area, but positively contributes to it,” said Mr Smith.
“These exhibitions play a key part in the development of the final masterplan for Grandhome and we welcome the views of local people in shaping the design process.
“The masterplan has been developed following the very successful Grandhome Charrette which took place in 2010, drawing a tremendous response from the local area and wider Aberdeen City, and which informed the masterplan draft to be unveiled tomorrow.
“It is really important that we receive as much information as we can from the local community at this stage, as it allows the design team to create a finalised masterplan which addresses residents’ comments and suggestions.”
The exhibition summarised the key design principles underpinning the Grandhome masterplan, including its connected street pattern, planned neighbourhoods, green space network and the overall look and feel of the planned community.
Over the coming months, the Grandhome design team will continue to refine the masterplan and undertake a range of detailed environmental studies in support of the proposals to help identify the range and phasing of infrastructure that is needed in support of the new community. This will include potential improvements to the local road network, as well as schools and doctors’ surgeries.
The community will be given another chance to comment on the detailed work being undertaken on the masterplan, before planning applications are submitted in Summer 2013.
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