Harbour Care Home Goes to Appeal

By bellmannews / August 13, 2021
gas works site with fencing

SCAPE Homes have lodged and appeal with the Scottish Government Planning and Environmental Appeals division after being refused planning permission for their proposed erection of a 57-beded care home with associated infrastructure, car parking and landscaping on land at Cowgate, Stonehaven.

The Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee were unanimous in their decision to refuse planning permission for the care home on the former gasworks site when the matter came before them in May.

There were 20 representations made in response to the application – all objections – citing concerns including parking, access for service and emergency vehicles and the design and impact of the building.

And at their meeting, councillors heard from members of the roads department describing the difficulties of access presented to service vehicles by parked cars in the narrow streets surrounding the site.

Details of the appeal can be found online

Previously in The Bellman

Margaret Caffrey - August 14, 2021

My house is situated in front of the proposed exit gate for this development. I wonder where I would be able to park my car if this plan goes ahead. I foresee huge implications of the increased traffic load on the neighbourhood. The streets are very narrow with front doors opening directly onto the road. Already there is steady stream of delivery vans plus visitors to the harbour searching for a parking place, with a lot of vehicles needing to turn around as Castle Street is a dead end.
In the holidays and at weekends there are a lots of pedestrians, particularly families walking through to the harbour and Botany Bay. These streets were not designed for the traffic already existing and are already a bottleneck in places.

I see no benefit to the proposed residents living near the port as they probably wouldn’t be able to leave the premises to enjoy the sea views. If fact they would be jammed in by very dense housing with no views to speak of at all. There are many sites high above Stonehaven with fine views of the sea which would be much more appropriate for such a development and with easy access for vehicles.

Ali Brown - August 13, 2021

Let’s hope common sense prevails and this ridiculous idea is opposed AGAIN and finally put to rest😡

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