Stonehaven Pre Determination Hearing postponed

Mains of Cowie application
Mains of Cowie application

A Pre Determination Hearing due to go ahead on Monday (January 18) in relation to a major development in Stonehaven has been postponed.

The hearing related to a mixed use development including 250 houses, a primary school, community facilities and a petrol station at Mains of Cowie.

It has been postponed to allow the applicant to resolve issues which have been raised as part of the process in relation to the local transport network.

Kincardine and Mearns Area Manager, Willie Munro, said: “To hold the Pre-Determination Hearing at this time would be inappropriate.

“There will be a delay in the determination process to allow the applicant to assess the implications of the matters raised by consultees in relation to transport and the road network.

“If the hearing were to go ahead, it would be with incomplete information and there would a significant period of time between the Pre-Determination Hearing and the application being presented to the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee, and then to Council for determination.”

A pre-determination hearing is a formal process allowing those who have already submitted valid representations to a major planning application, as well as the applicant and consultees, to express their views to Councillors before any decision is taken.

These hearings are not public consultation events. This particular hearing will be rescheduled, with new dates and times to follow.