Fetteresso development to go before area committee

Residents hit out in June last year over a sign advertising the development
Residents hit out in June last year over a sign advertising the development

Plans to build around 50 homes next to a cemetery in Kirkton of Fetteresso will be discussed by councillors next week.

The plans were lodged in June by G.S. Brown who want to build 49 houses next to the cemetery - including 12 affordable homes.

Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee will consider the application next Tuesday, November 18, at week at Viewmount .

Residents have concerns about the site, including fears of a flooding risk, sloping, conservation and traffic management.

The application had over 20 public comments submitted.

One comment by Mrs Lorraine Stewart said: “The erection of 49 houses between the A90 flyover and the cemetery will totally change the whole character and atmosphere of the area. It will also adversely affect the setting of the ruined church and Kirktown of Fetteresso, which is a popular walking, cycling and horse riding area, and recently became a conservation area.”

Stonehaven and District Community Council, as one of the statutory consultees, heard at their meeting on Tuesday night that their request for an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) had been denied.

It was noted that the community council planned to investigate this further.

Last year, residents of Kirkton of Fetteresso contacted the Mearns Leader over a sign that GS Brown has erected advertising the development without having planning permission or an application to the council.