Four Supermarket bids for Stonehaven at next Area Committee

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Four supermarket bids will be heard at the next Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee due to be held on Tuesday, April 26.

Developments at Ury Estate, New Mains of Ury, Mains of Cowie and Mill Of Forest all have supermarket bids attached to their applications.

The meeting will take place in Newtonhill at the Bettridge Centre and not the usual location of Viewmount in Stonehaven.

It will give local councillors a chance to give their views on the developments before going before the full council later in the year.

The clamour for a supermarket in Stonehaven has been a much debated topic with numerous sites across the town being proposed throughout the years. Aberdeenshire Council will take each application on their own merit.

The Ury Estate development is looking to build a 3,750m² supermarket with a 50-bedroom hotel and restaurant.

New Mains of Ury is also looking to be the site of a supermarket with a petrol station. Mains of Cowie is a mixed used development which includes 250 homes, community facilities, primary school, supermarket and, petrol station. The Mill Of Forest development is also a mixed used development with 500 homes, supermarket and employment land.

A spokesperson for Aberdeenshire Council said: “The Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee meeting for April 26 will take place at the Bettridge Centre, Coastal Park, Newtonhill, Stonehaven at 9.30am.

“All four current Stonehaven supermarket applications will be presented to the area Ccommittee on that date. The committee will be asked to give a view on each application before full council determine the applications on June 30.”