Former Bervie Chipper may be turned into flats

The Bervie Chipper in Stonehaven.
The Bervie Chipper in Stonehaven.

Stonehaven & District Community Council will next month view plans which could see the site of the Bervie Chipper on David Street turned into flats.

Aberdeen-based developers West Coast Estates will present the plans to the group at the meeting on Wednesday, January 13.

The proposals involve the development of seven flats, with parking spaces at the front. There would be a communal staircase with two flats on each of the first three floors with a single two bed flat on the fourth.

A shared garden would also be available for all home owners at the rear of the
building.

Commenting on the proposals Iftikar Mian, director, West Coast Estates said: “As all residents will be aware, the site has lain vacant for more than six years which isn’t ideal for such a prominent site within the town.

“What we are proposing represents an excellent opportunity to transform this derelict site, while delivering new homes in the heart of
the town.

“We will also take great care and attention to ensure that the design of the building is sympathetic and in keeping with not only the conservation area which sits adjacent to the site, but importantly gives due regard to its prominent setting.”

WCE will be submitting plans to the local authority within the coming weeks for review, with development of the site able to commence immediately dependent on the application being
approved.

Chairman of SDCC Knud Christensen said he is reserving judgement on the development until he has viewed the plans.

“As I have not yet seen the actual development plans I can’t make any specific comments on them, but in general I think we should welcome ideas which, in my view, can only help improve the current
situation.”