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Minutes of the Tarves
Bob Davidson (Chairman),
Minutes of Previous Meeting
The minutes were proposed for adoption by Dick and seconded by Sam with all members in agreement.
Presentation by Tarves Skaters
group from the Tarves Skaters presented a slide show to demonstrate their commitment to getting a
The abandoned van
outside the Doctors has now been removed. Still a concern over lorries on the
Christmas Lights: Agreed with David Presley that Christmas Lights will be handed over to the TCC. Dick and John to sort out formalities.
Recycle Bin Site: Fencing issue ongoing.
Bus Shelter: No intention of moving it from its current position (in the Square). Still awaiting the measurements to see whether the Square can be utilised by buses in both directions.
Barthol Chapel Matters
Still waiting for the Village Signs. The order is in; however, it is not uncommon to experience delays.
Burns Night was well supported from both Barthol Chapel and Tarves. The evening raised £340 and this will be split between the Church Steeple and Bus Shelter.
The Bus Shelter project is currently being managed by Ian Bruce Gardener.
The Barthol Chapel Local Plan Settlement Boundary did not include the former Post Office/Shop. As a result of an objection the modified Plan will now include this property.
Bus Shelter: The full measurements have not been received, however, it has been indicated that 4 parking spaces may be lost. It was suggested that by losing the shrubbery opposite the Hotel a further 2 or 3 parking spaces could be created. Paul to follow up.
TRDA: Officers now finalised – Andrew Brown – Turriff will look after village facilities. There is no budget to cover the Tarves court. When Mr Brown has a budget he will set up a meeting with Paul. The aim will be to achieve acceptance of responsibility.
Committee Reports Formartine Partnership: John attended. Local Housing Strategy Questionnaire. Rural Youth Transport Grant. Local Community Planning – Survey on needs in the Community.
Orders should have been published this week. Pot holes on
Crossroads: Work underway.
Recycle Bins: A Recycle Bin for Plastics has been sited in Pitmedden. A Cardboard Recycle Bin has been requested for Tarves and this may take a couple of months to arrive.
Raxton Steading: Decision notice on Raxton Steading - officers took on board need for turning area at Farmhouse. Included along with Standard conditions.
Craigmuir House: Extension and change of use to part of the house – Forestry Office. Last application used various materials. Large extension with granite bay window and block and harl tower. Concern voiced about the use of wet harl where the existing finish is dry dash. Delegated to sub-committee to respond.
Heritage Project and Conservation Area Planning Issues
A meeting was held
on 3rd February with members of Formartine Area Committee, TCC, A.C.Planners and the A.C. Built
Heritage Officer. Samples of the proposed Kemnay dry dash finish at the Old School were viewed by all present
along with the existing dry dash at the Old Post Office and the Schoolhouse. Sean Norman (A.C.Heritage
Officer) claimed that the Traditional finish for Tarves was wet lime harl, however when asked to find an
example of this “traditional finish” within the village he said that none could be found. Samples of
butter pointing and key marking were viewed at Duthie Terrace. Those present also viewed the variety of shades
in the pointing at the Melvin hall, which was the result of the Heritage Officer’s choice of mix. The merits
of the external finish on the new houses on
Waste Away Survey
- Andy Devine Promoting in Aberdeenshire
- Community Safety Minority Ethnic Groups.
- Consultation Draft on
Rural Development, comments fed directly back to Local Councils. Return
- Community Safety Paper,
Sam to review. Aberdeenshire Safety Seminar
- Application for Shed at Bruntstane, St Katherines - Bob to inform Jim Mennie that it will be discussed at Planning Sub-committee.
- Local Plan – Draft map of Tarves. Should be clear division between Village and Industrial Park. Bob to write to ensure no confusion.
- Conservation area guidelines. A.C. may be interested in doing another appraisal for Tarves. Bob to make a written objection to the use of the 95 guidelines in the Local Plan. Write to Maureen Corley regarding Dry dash issues.
- Joint Community Care Plan Review – David to review.
- Article for Magazine – New Office Bearers, Sgt Barron attending last months meeting, Mackie Avenue Site, Tarves Skaters, and Braiklay Crossroads.
- Mr Watson,
- Request for a Dog Bin and
sign at the top of
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