Residents to hear of plans for large development

Mackie Academy
Mackie Academy

Residents in Stonhaven will have the chance on Thursday to find out more about proposals for a large development to the south of the town.

A pre-determination meeting is to be held at Mackie Academy on Thursday October 2 at 6.30pm to hear from supporters and critics of plans for 1,500 homes, as well as a supermarket, hotel, school and community facilities, in the Nether Toucks and Feathers area. 25 acres of employment land is also included in the plans.

The application, sometimes referred to as proposals for Mill o’ Forest, was first lodged by Barratt East Scotland and the Drum Property Group in 2010, but it was rejected by councillors at the Kincardine and Mearns area committee after residents expressed fears that the town’s infrastructure would not cope.

The plans also do not appear in the Local Development Plan. It was cited as a preferred option for the 2012 LDP, but was removed after councillors agreed to back a new town at Chapelton.

The proposals resurfaced in 2013, and 142 objections have been received since then. The meeting tonight will give an opportunity for people to hear arguments for and against the plans.

Planning officers, the developer and anyone who lodged a representation will be able to speak.

Will you be attending the meeting? What do you think of the plans?

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