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Aberdeenshire Council is inviting people to comment on proposals to create a Conservation Area for Gourdon that will centre on the harbour and surrounding historical area, including landmarks such as the Lifeboat Museum.

The consultation period started on Friday and runs until Monday, December 12 and a public meeting will also take place in Gourdon Village Hall on Tuesday, November 8 from 7pm.

A document has been prepared to identify the area’s special features and outline the boundaries of the conservation area which is proposed to cover the harbour, quayside and along the coastal strip including the Caldwell Braes.

To the north and east the proposed boundary of the conservation area follows the line of the original village as it extends up Brae Road.

The Draft Appraisal that outlines the conservation area and features in detail is available on the council’s website, at the planning office at Viewmount in Stonehaven and at various shops and businesses within the village.

Local residents, property owners and businesses are encouraged to get involved and give their views not only on the Draft Appraisal but also the conservation boundaries as well as providing ideas for environmental improvements.