Minute of meeting held on 30st January 2007

Present:- Cllrs. P Hales, W Dargie, A Watt, I Duncan, J Marshall, A Masson, J Carr

Attending:- Cllr George Swapp, Isobel Gordon.

Meeting chaired by John Carr

1. Apologies

N Margiotta, G Carr

2.  Minutes of last meeting

Approved by W Dargie and J Marshall

3.  Matters arising from last minutes.

  • 50mph sign at Kinneff still dammaged. Mark Skilling is aware.
  • Road lighting budget  has now been spent, so there are no funds for street lighting at Roadside fo Catterline. Roadside of Catterline will be added to the list in the event any more money becomes available. In the meantime, a light for the bus stop has been offered. We will write to encourage this.

4.  Financial matters

£300 available for the project grant. Proiject grant to be publicised in the Mearns Leader, web site and notice boards. Applications in writing to any councillor

5. Planning matters

Planning Applications

Mr R Plummer 4 South Row, CatterlineExtension to dwellinghouse
APP/2006/4851
Mr R Plummer
 4 South Row, CatterlineExtension to dwellinghouse
APP/2006/4852
Mr & Mrs D PatonWoodside of Glasslaw, StonehavenExtension to dwelling house (sun lounge)
APP/2007/0151

Building Warrants

J Will
Plot 3, Mill of Uras
KM/BW/2006/5079
N King
The Linns, Catterline
KM/BW/2006/5093
A Groom
6 Trelong Row 
KM/BW/2006/5241
Mr Mrs D Henderson
58 Braehead Crescent, Dunnottar Braes
KM/BW/2007/0119
Mr Mrs D Glennie
Upper Westtown Cottage, Barras
KM/BW/2007/0233

  • Cllr J Carr informed the meeting that work appears to have restarted on West Mains of Barras, and the dormer windows have been removed.
  • Building has started at Mill of Uras.
  • Despite neighbour notifications going out for proposed new housing behind Trelong Row, Catterline, there are no plans currently lodged with the council. It was noted that any development would be contrary to the local plan. Cllr Watt reported that he had spoken to people in the village about the proposal and found very strong opposition to there being any new housing in the village.

6. Dunnottar Woods.

The leaflet “A walk through Dunnottar Woods” has been reprinted. A new leaflet, sutiable for children, is being produced.

7. Roads

  • It was noted that the roads in the area are in a poor state of repair. Potholes were noted at Harvieston and Glasslaw Bridge. A letter will be written to the council regarding this.
  • Cllr Swap has written a letter requesting a deceleration lane on the A90 at the Glasslaw turning.

8. Correspondence

  • Scottish Natural Heritage newsletter
  • Mark Skilling, on reduced speed limit and traffic calming at Kinneff
  • Scottish Water – Winter Warmer Campaign
  • Catterline Primary School – letter of thanks for the Christmas Tree donation
  • Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership – invitation to volunteer as a representative now that Peter Bellarby is standing down.
  • Scottish Executive – Information about National Planning Framework Seminars Series
  • Stonehaven and District Community Council – Invitation to meeting on local windfarm developments
  • Stonehaven and District Community Council – Copy of letter sent to council regarding East Newtonleys
  • Kincardine & Mearns Area Committee – Minutes of meeting from 5th December
  • NESTRANS – Regional Transport Strategy 2021 Consultation Draft – Summary.
  • Aberdeenshire Council – Copy of the Local Plan
  • Aberdeenshire Council – Notcie of improvements to online register of planning applications
  • Post Watch Scotland
  • Kincardine & Mearns Community Council forum – 2007 Dates
  • Grampian Fire & Rescue – Leaflet : Road Traffic Collisions – Reducing the Impact.
  • Rural Housing Enabler – Project launch

9.   AOCB

  • Cabinet at north end of Raodside of Catterline layby has “fallen over” and the phone box has been vandalised.
  • Cllr J Carr higlighted the upcoming AGM (March) and emphasised the need to find three new office bearers.

10. Date  of Next Meeting

Tuesday 27th February in Catterline Primary School @ 7.30pm.