Draft 'Main Issues Report' Available Online

The draft 'Main Issues Report' for the new Local Development Plan is now available online on Aberdeenshire council's web site. It can be downloaded from here.

April Meeting

Minutes of March meeting and AGM attached below.

Chairman and Secretary to Step Down

The new Local Development Plan (LDP) continues to dominate the business of the Community Council. So far our attention has been mainly on Stonehaven South and bids around Catterline, but we are now starting to focus on Kinneff and a representative of Alexander Adamson Ltd will be present at the next meeting to discuss bid K116 (adjacent to Fawsyde).

The LDP has not completely taken over, however, and other serious issues such as potholes and the exercising of dogs in Catterline Playing Fields are still being discussed. The Annual Project Grant was also discussed at the last meeting, with the following awards being made;

Community Project Grants

The Community Council has a small amount of money available to local community groups to help fund projects. To apply for funding, please either contact one of your community councillors or apply by email or in writing to the secretary;

Contact details

The grants will be allocated at the meeting on 24th February, so applications will need to have been received before then.

Workgroup to Consider Local Development Plan

The Community Council meeting held on 27th January was very well attended, with many residents from Catterline coming along to find out more about the recents bids for inclusion in the Local Development Plan (LDP). The meeting heard that developers and landowners have submitted proposal for areas to be developed as part of the next LDP, and the Community Council's have now been asked to contribute any areas that they would like to be included, as well as those they wish to see protected. These suggestions, along with the developers' proposals, will be included in the Main Issues Report to be published in May, at which point there will be public consultation on the merits of all proposals.

It was agreed to set up a working group to discuss the LDP further. The first meeting of this group will be in the Creel Inn on Monday 2nd Feb at 8.00pm. All welcome.