Minute of meeting held on 28th November 2006

Present :- Cllrs. J Marshall, A Masson, A Watt, N Margiotta

Meeting chaired by Stephen Hall

In attendance :-  Cllr George Swapp and George Carr representing Dunnottar Woods Association and acting temp. Secretary.

1.    Apologies

J Carr, P Hales

2.    Minutes of last meeting

Approved by N Margiotta and  A Watt

3.    Matters arising from last minutes.

  • Cllr George Swapp reported that regarding flooding above Mill of Uras, he was still awaiting a  report.
  • He had also reported the 50MPH damaged road sign at Kinneff.
  • In response  to a  query from N Margiotta, he said no progress yet on the Clochnahill and Hillhead of Auquhirie wind farms.
  • The supermarket applications at Braehead are also quiet, but an appeal will be heard in January for the site at Fetteresso cemetery.

4.    Financial matters

Cllr Watt reported that Scottish Rights of Way had written to say that we have paid for this year.

Currently we pay £25 per school for their Xmas trees.

5. Dunnottar Woods. 

AGM will take place at the Resource Centre on 30 November. 

Some wood thinning will be carried out soon, and planting of new trees on 2nd December.

6. Planning

Planning Applications

Liz Lees
Purleyknowe, Kinneff
Shop/Art gallery - change of use from house.
Mr Stephen Johnson
5 Coastguard Buildings
Alt to dwelling house

Building Warrants

Mr F Malikebu
Braehead Phase 2
34 houses
Mr S Brewster 6 Braehead Crescent
Alterations approved building
Mrs D Murray
Mill of Uras House
Ext to dwelling house

Cllr Hall reported that neighbour notification had been received for the erection of 3 houses behind Trelong Row. No representations had been made by the developer to Cllr Swapp yet.

Mr and Mrs Irving, 2 Trelong Row were not opposed to the development per se but were concerned that the development should be in keeping with the surrounding houses. Cllr Swapp said that that would be very much outside policy as the Catterline setlement boundary was tight behind Trelong Row.

Cllr Watt will ascertain opinion within the wider Catterline village.

Cllr Swapp reported that the application for 9 wind turbines at St John’s Hill had been rejected by the Area Committee by 7 votes to 4.

7. Roads

  • South bound speed limit sign at Kinneff has been damaged
  • Pot holes at St John’s Hill and back road to Drumlithie
  • Building rubble appears to have been tipped by the road to Kinneff church
  • Pot hole between Mitton Cottage and Mitton steading.
  • Cllr  Masson reminded the Council that Roadside of Catterline was originally in favour of street lighting, but confusion had meant that it went to Roadside of Kinneff when the road speed calming measures and improvements were introduced. She also praised the recent fence at the recycling centre.
  • A road crossing for cycles at Roadside of Catterline was mentioned before and needs to be followed up.

Secretary will write  to Mark Skilling.

8. Xmas Trees for Schools

The Council decided to raise the donation to each school for Xmas trees to £30 in view of increasing costs.

9. Correspondence

  • Aberdeenshire Council – Acknowledgement of response to Hawkhill, Catterline planning application.
  • Aberdeenshire Council – Acknowledgement of response on Strategic Land Use meeting.
  • Aberdeenshire Council –  Developing a Support programme for CC survey.
  • Aberdeenshire Council –  Planning permission denied for St John’s Hill wind farm.
  • Aberdeenshire Council –  Community Council and Annual Budget briefing – Thurs Nov 30th at 7.30
  • Aberdeenshire Council –  Stuart Carrie, acknowledgement to letter on planning policy.
  • Aberdeenshire Council –  James Wheater , acknowledgement to letter on planning policy.
  • Aberdeenshire Council –  Planning application for 1 single wind turbine at Newlands farm, Auchenblae.
  • Kincardine & Mearns – Lifelong Learning Partnership minutes.
  • Kincardine & Mearns – Area committee minutes.
  • Kincardine & Mearns – Bus forum meeting Thursday 16th Nov.
  • Kincardine & Mearns – Community Council Forum minutes.
  • Scottish Health Council News.
  • Mearns Healthy Living Network.
  • Countryside Alliance – love your Post Office.
  • Postwatch Scotland news.
  • Trump International Golf Links presentation.
  • NHS Grampian – Mouth cancer leaflet
  • Scotways – Confirmation of our subscription.

10.   AOCB

  • Cllr Swapp had chaired a committee involving 2 parents to appoint a new rhead for Catterline school. He was delighted to welcome Jan Bradford to the post. She came from Dep Head, Mill of Forest. The CC will write congratulating Mrs Bradford on her appointment.
  • Cllr S Hall reported that the Gala committee will be holding a  public meeting at Creel Inn, on Tue 16th January to initiate the formation of  a Community Trust, a Co limited by guarantee,  to run the Gala. The advantages will be to give it charitable status and access to Development grants and funding for local projects

11. Date  of Next Meeting

Tuesday 30th January in Catterline Primary School @ 7.30pm.