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.

Community Council to discuss Local Development Plans

The next meeting of CKDCC (27th Jan 2009 at 7.30 in Catterline School) will discuss the proposals recently made by developers and landowners for possible inclusion in the next Local Development Plan, as well as other areas that the community might wish to see included in the plan.

Aberdeenshire Council have asked Community Councils for help in identifying other areas, over and above those already identified by developers, that the community might wish to be evaluated as part of the site search process.

There is a full list of the proposals already submitted on the Aberdeenshire Council's web site, although this list seems to still be subject to change as late submissions are added. For convenience, direct links to maps of the areas already submitted in the CKDCC area are shown at the bottom of this article.

General Meeting - November 2008

The meeting heard of a site visit made by an engineer from the Transportation & Infrastructure department to Denhead after the recent accident that injured one person and damaged an electricity pole.

Minutes attached.