Council Want to Turn Carlton House into Flats

By Jane Cruickshank / July 9, 2021
imposing frontage of Carlton house

ABERDEENSHIRE Council Housing Department is seeking planning permission for the conversion of the Carlton House office building to form 16 flats.

The building between Viewmount and Arduthie School, sits in Stonehaven’s conservation area. It once was home to the town’s library. And in 1992 it opened as a council office after Grampian Region spent £680,000 extending and upgrading the property.

According to the application design statement, office spaces have become redundant due to home working.

It states: ”The conversion would Increase the social housing stock of Aberdeenshire council and help to tackle some of the growing waiting list for council housing.”

Of the 16 flats, five would be two-bed and the remaining 11 one-bed with two of those being fully wheelchair accessible to comply with housing for varying needs.

Full details of the proposals are available online, along with a facility to comment.