Scottish Government overturns rejection of 113 Aberdeenshire homes

The Scottish Government has overturned Aberdeenshire Council’s rejection of plans to build 113 homes in Tarves, The Press and Journal reports.

Councillors at the local authority refused Scotia Homes’ plans last year due to concerns over the scale of the development and lack of accompanying amenities.

The developer has since appealed to the Scottish Government who have now overturned the decision.

Reported Christopher Warren wrote in his decision that the council had responded to the plans in an “unreasonable manner” when making their determination.

Gordon MP Colin Clark said: “I am disappointed for the council and Traves residents that Scottish ministers have overturned the view of elected members. This is a huge increase in the village with no obvious addition to facilities.”

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