People are being given a chance to make their voice heard in a report which will help shape the next local development plan for Aberdeen.

The proposed 2022 Aberdeen Local Development Plan sets out planning policies for five years and identifies how land is used, determining what might be built where.

There are 12 main issues identified in the report and the public is being asked to comment. The 12 main issues are: living in the city centre; a 24-hour city; visitor attractions; minimum internal space standards for residential developments; electric vehicle charging infrastructure; low and zero carbon generating opportunities and water efficiency; heat networks; west end office area; housing for the elderly and accessible housing; residential care facilities; student accommodation; and houses in multiple occupation.

Planning Development Management Committee convener councillor Marie Boulton said: “The Main Issues Report is not a draft version of the 2022 Aberdeen Local Development Plan but is instead designed to stimulate discussion.

"We're keen to hear from residents, landowners, developers and other interested parties on how we can best grow our city."

The Main Issues Report will help shape the proposed Aberdeen Local Development Plan, which in turn will be available for public consultation next year.

People are invited to view the Main Issues Report and comment on it via the ACC website or come along to drop-in sessions at venues around the city. The consultation into the report closes on May 13, 2019.

Drop-in sessions are being held at Dyce Library on Wednesday, March 13 from 3pm to 7pm, Cults Sports Centre on Monday, March 18 from 4pm to 8pm, Kingswells Community Centre on Tuesday, March 19 from 3pm to 7pm, Danestone Community Centre on Thursday, March 21 from 3pm to 7pm, Lochside Academy on Wednesday, March 27 from 4pm to 8pm, Bon Accord Shopping Centre on Thursday, April 4 from 1pm to 7pm, Bon Accord Shopping Centre on Saturday, April 6 from 10am to 2pm, Aberdeen Sports Village on Tuesday, April 9 from 3pm to 7pm and the Beach Leisure Centre on Friday, April 12 from 3pm to 6pm.

The Main Issues Report, its associated documents, and the on-line public consultation can be found at

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