Auchenblae drop-in session on conservation status


A drop-in session is to be held in Auchenblae to give residents a chance to find out more about plans to make the village a conservation area.

Auchenblae has, for some time, been highlighted as one of the villages to be considered for designation as a conservation area by Aberdeenshire Council.

The session will be held in Auchenblae Village Hall next Thursday, April 10, between 4 and 8pm.

Residents are being encouraged to attend to have any questions they may have about the proposals answered.

The village has over 75 listed buildings and plays an important role in the historic interest of Aberdeenshire.

An early mill town, it has maintained its planned street pattern laid out by the Earl of Kintore in the 18th century. In addition it also benefits from a unique setting among the hills and waterways nestled between the prominent Mount of Finella.

A council spokesperson said: “The proposal is a way of highlighting the architectural and historic interest of the village.

‘‘This is with the aim of not preventing change but managing it effectively in the future and to ensure Auchenblae is retained for generations to come.

“Aberdeenshire Council are keen that the process of designation encourages community engagement.

‘‘The draft conservation area appraisal is now complete and will be available online where public comments are welcomed.”

A copy of the draft appraisal can be found at;

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