Public Hearing for Mains of Cowie plans

A public hearing will be held next month to discuss a planning application for a mixed development at Mains of Cowie.

The application for a mixed-use development, including residential dwellings, community and retail facilities, a primary school, petrol filling station and associated access routes and landscaping on land to the north, east and west of Mains of Cowie, Stonehaven, was submitted to Aberdeenshire Council in October 2014.

A pre-determination hearing will take place in the St James, Episcopal Church, Arbuthnott Street, Stonehaven, at 7pm on Wednesday, April 29.

Though it is not a public consultation event, the hearing is a formal process allowing those who have already submitted valid representations, as well as the applicant and consultees, to express their views to councillors before any decision is taken.

A site visit will take place just before the meeting at 6pm on Wednesday, April 29 and interested parties are invited to attend.

Councillors will look at the site, but will not hear arguments for or against the proposals during the visit.

Although no decision will be made on the application at the hearing, it will be minuted and all points raised will be placed before the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee when it discusses the application at a meeting on Tuesday, May 19 2015.

A report detailing views on the application will then be presented to a meeting of full council on Thursday, June 18 when a decision is expected to be made.

If you have made a valid representation to the planning application and wish to address councillors at the hearing, please contact Karen McWilliam on (01569 768202) or by email at:

Copies of the report to be presented at the hearing, letters of representation received and pre-determination hearing procedures will be available from the Kincardine and Mearns Area Office from Wednesday, April 22.

You can also see the documents on the council’s website