Plans for Duff Street takeway approved

Duff Street public toilets, image from Google Street View

The controversial plans to turn the former public toilets on Duff St in to a hot food takeaway have been approved by the Planning and Environmental Appeals Division of the Scottish Government.

The application which had previously been rejected by Aberdeenshire Council was taken to the Scottish Government appeals service by the developers.

The path is now clear for the site to be developed in to a food take away that can operate seven days a week from 10am until 10pm Sunday to Thursday and 10 am until 11pm on Friday and Saturday.

In his decision notice the Scottish Government reporter said

I allow the appeal and grant planning permission subject to the 2 conditions listed at the end of this decision notice. Attention is also drawn to the 3 advisory notes at the end of the notice.


  1. The use hereby permitted shall not take place other than between the hours of 10.00 to 22.00 hours on Mondays to Thursdays and on Sundays, and between 10.00 to 23.00 hours on Fridays and Saturdays.
  2. The use hereby permitted shall not be opened to customers until the sound insulation, extraction, ventilation and odour control facilities as specified in the notes on approved drawing ID11 have been installed and such facilities have been brought into use. The installed elements shall thereafter be retained in operation in accordance with the approved specification.

You can read the full decision document below

PPA-110-2286 – Decision Notice – Dated 18 January 2016

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