Local residents had previously raised concerns of children playing on the giant earth mound left from the demolition of the old school in 2012. However, in a letter to the Aberdeen Donside MSP, Aberdeen City Council have advised that Planning Permission is expected to be granted shortly with the project including the construction of 369 flats for mid-market rent primarily for key workers. In the interim, the local authority has assured Mr McDonald that the perimeter fencing of the site will be re secured as a matter of urgency.
Commenting, Mark McDonald said:
“This is a welcome response to the concerns raised over the safety of a long empty site. I am pleased that the council are heeding my warning by securing the site and reinforcing the fencing round the perimeter as a matter of urgency.
“Given that the site is marked for new housing, I hope to see progress on the site in the very near future, where the earth mound can be flattened and used for new roads and parking areas within the new housing development.
“It is disappointing to note that there has been a history of the fence panels being forcibly separated on the site, and I would encourage the community to continue to report any signs of unauthorised entry to help ensure the ongoing security of the site.”