Thank you for visiting our dedicated consultation website. Aberdeen City Council is seeking your views on an urban expansion proposal at Greenferns, located to the northwest of Aberdeen, to the west of Northfield and north of Sheddocksley.

Greenferns Proposal of Application Boundary
Aberdeen Local Development Plan 2017 proposals plan extract
Greenferns Site Area

The site is allocated in the Aberdeen Local Development Plan 2017 as Opportunity Sites OP28 and OP33. Aberdeen City Council owns the site (not including the Enermech premises at the north boundary) and is preparing an application for Planning Permission in Principle for a residential-led development of approximately 1,650 homes, employment uses, a neighbourhood centre comprising local retail and commercial space, leisure and community uses, and associated infrastructure, including new and upgraded access roads, landscaping, open space and engineering works. A detailed masterplan is also being prepared for Phase 1 of the development. A full Environmental Impact Assessment is being carried out for the site, which will inform both the application for Planning Permission in Principle and the detailed masterplan for an initial phase of the site.

This consultation seeks your views on both the forthcoming application for Planning Permission in Principle, which will cover the whole site, and the detailed masterplan for Phase 1. We have submitted a Proposal of Application Notice for this development to Aberdeen City Council’s Planning Service (reference 220610/PAN) and the format of this public consultation has been approved.

For more information on the site and proposed development, please see our virtual exhibition page, where you will find a virtual exhibition and details of two upcoming live consultation events.

For the first consultation event, a live chat will be available on the exhibition page on Tuesday 21st June 2022 from 3pm-7pm, when the design team will be available to answer your questions. Then, an in-person exhibition will be held after the summer holiday period, by which time the layout and design of the proposal will be developed further using your initial feedback. This has been arranged for 3 – 7pm on Tuesday 30th August at The Middlefield Community Hub, Manor Avenue, Aberdeen, AB16 7UR. All are welcome to attend and view the updates proposals and members of the design team will be available to chat to and answer queries. Opportunities to provide further feedback will be available at the in-person consultation.

We would encourage you to read through the information on this website and provide feedback before the first consultation closes on 29th July 2022. Please see our feedback page to provide comments using our feedback form. You can complete the feedback from directly through the website. Alternatively, you can download the form and send it back to us. Please send completed forms via email to or by post to Greenferns Consultation, Ryden LLP, 25 Albyn Place, Aberdeen, AB10 1YL.

Throughout the consultation, the design team will also be available to answer your questions.

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At the end of the consultation process, we will prepare a Pre-Application Consultation (PAC) Report to summarise your feedback and explain how it has been used to influence the proposal. The PAC Report will be submitted to Aberdeen City Council’s Planning Service in support of the forthcoming application for Planning Permission in Principle.

Please remain aware that this initial virtual consultation will close on 29th July 2022.

Also, please note that this website relates to the proposed development at Greenferns. There is also development proposed by Aberdeen City Council on a site called Greenferns Landward, located further to the north. Be sure to visit the dedicated Greenferns Landward consultation website for more information on that development –