Residents urged to attend key Local Plan meetings

The next meeting to be held will be in the Bettridge Centre in Newtonhill on November 11.
The next meeting to be held will be in the Bettridge Centre in Newtonhill on November 11.

A series of public consultations have begun in Kincardine and Mearns to give residents an opportunity to comment on the council’s Local Development Plan

The plan will be the blueprint for development in the area after 2016.

North Kincardine councillor Ian Mollison is urging Newtonhill residents to attend the latest meeting which will be held in the Bettridge Centre at 7pm this coming Monday, November 11.

Consultations have already begun across Aberdeenshire on the first stage in preparing one of the most important planning documents for the region. The Local Development Plan 2016 will include policies and proposals to determine where new development such as housing and offices will be carried out from 2017 until 2027.

Portlethen Academy hosted a meeting yesterday (Wednesday) to discuss proposals for the town, including aspirations to develop north of Hillside.

Mackie Academy was the venue on Tuesday evening to look at the options for Stonehaven.

Purpose of the public meetings is to help people make representations by allowing discussion and questions to planners. Comments can be submitted by email, letter, via the council’s website or on a form available from libraries and at the meetings.

The responses received during the consultation will be considered during the production of the new plan and final decisions will be made by local councillors.

Further meetings will be held at Bervie School (November 12), Mearns Academy (November 27) and Auchenblae Village Hall (November 28). All meetings begin at 7pm.