LindaMackie(Secretary), SamAndrew, JimMennie(Barthol Chapel Representative) and ColinTaylorfor late arrival.
Minutes of Previous
Meeting (26th October 2004)
the Councillor’s report, Minutes 26/10/04, it stated that the Boundary Wards would
change to place Tarves in a 4 Member Ward.This
should have read that this was a proposal and yet to be agreed and confirmed. With this amendment Minutes were
proposed by Dickand seconded by Ian, with all members in agreement.
Lights – Received confirmation of formal handover of Christmas Lights from MrDavidPresleyon behalf of Tarves Lang Syne Committee.
Site – The cost to screen the recycle site has been estimated at £460 inc. VAT.This has been forwarded to apply for funding from the Formartine Top Up Grant.Lindainvestigated the collection of glass and a response back
confirmed that the glass is collected in a multi-compartment vehicle.They
have assured us that collection of glass from Tarves is carried out correctly.
Lights – No response, lights appear to be working better.
Stop/Lay-by – Bobspoke to the residents and they asked that buses should
be only Single Decker and must not sit with engines idling for too long.Paulto follow up.
– The siting of the signs have now been moved and will be up and running imminently.
Group – The subject of Renaming Rural Roads will be discussed at their next meeting.
of Conduct - Lindato report at the next meeting.
Police Matters (no police
Planning Application – No more details received.
– The Bridge is still awaiting repair, Paulto follow up.
Park – Awaiting quotes from the Builders.Mention was also made
about additional road access across the park for emergency vehicles or heavy machinery.This would become necessary for work to be carried out on the Skate park and if the all weather court
– It was suggested that a gate is required at the top end.There
is no pavement on the road side of the fence at present which causes people to walk in the road or on the
muddy grass.The fence is higher than the resident’s wall at the
top end and concern that people will jump over the wall instead of walking down to the gap was also expressed.Landscape services would consider planting at the top end on the inside of the fence; they will liaise
with the Amenities Group.Paulto follow up on the need for the pavement
from Stuart Crescentdown to Gordon Place.
- a very large access off the A947 has been constructed North of Viewfield with turning area adjacent to
woodland at Bruntstane Farm.Planning has sent an enforcement
officer out as the size of access opening is an issue for the Planners.Individuals
who may be concerned must write directly to the Planning Department at Ellon.
- Housing Land Supply Figures – delay to next meeting. Nothing on the plans for Barthol Chapel at present.
bench missing in the square.This will be back in due course.
Sweeping – One of the machines used in Tarves broke down but is now back up and running.
Approach from the South, shrubs etc. have been cleared.Paulasked GrahamWatersto contact Amenities Group re. new
Bridge –There may be a delay on bridge repair.A temporary
bridge for foot traffic will be erected. Bridge is listed.
Community CouncilForum – Dickand Johnattended this.Examples of the documentation some of the Community Councils produce was given out.This included a quarterly newsletter from Foveran Community Counciland a Guide Book of local addresses from
Udny Community Council.Also
discussed was the lack of Community Councilrepresentation at these meetings and lack
of Community Councilresponse to Planning Applications.
Briefing Meeting, Gordon House – Council Budget - Davidto attend if possible.
Partnership Meeting – Johnexpressed disappointment over the Scottish
Tourist Board.They charge groups a lot to be members.The Heritage Centre would need to be graded and must reach at least a grade 3 to get a mention.
Forum Meeting – Paulto follow up issues.
Local Outdoor Access Forum Introductory Public Meeting – 12 Candidates elected to represent outdoor users.A cross section of land users.Johnto continue to attend.
Paths and Signs
Crossroads – Sign “Not Suitable for Long Vehicle” is still awaited.
Centre – Pavement is in the programme.No granite kerbs.Agreed to look at Tree Road.Paulto mention the surface water on the road.
outside the school – Has been fixed.
Dog Fouling signs needed, Johnto contact Dog Warden.
Tolquhon Road– On going. Drainage on the roadsides
Mackie Crescent– Bobnot getting a response from BillLennox.
Board – In hand.
in Public Places – Lindato bring copy of response to next meeting.
Grant– Dickhas already applied for this.
of Hours Medical Services in Grampian and Consultation Process – Lindato bring to next meeting
Possible Sub-Committee to discuss not sending hard copy plans – View on Web Site.It was felt that the Planning Service had a duty to send hard copies to the Community Councils.Concern was expressed for more complicated plans.RobertGrayfrom Planning Service has offered to
give a demonstration on the new electronic system.It was agreed
to take up this offer and suggest meeting at the beginning of December.
Maryville Cottage – Objection letters from neighbours objecting to the
latest proposal have been received.House has been turned to face
the road.Areas where concern has been expressed include;
boundaries; plot ratios; parking area; access; surface water; soakaways and fencing.The second objection from a neighbour expressed concern over the position of the house, the width of
the lane, the parking area and the position of the soak away.The
third objection expressed concern over the new application with regard to parking, fencing shade, and size of
the plot.It was agreed that the TCC should raise these concerns
formally as they had a duty to reflect the views of members and their electorate.
Lights Tourism Awards – Heritage Centre was unsuccessful.
from Aberdeen and Grampian Tourist Board stating that our nomination of the Tarves Heritage Centre in the
Northern Lights Tourism Awards had not been placed on the Shortlist on this occasion.
promoting the Petroleum Women’s Club of Scotland.
Executive Summary of responses to draft SPP15: Planning for Rural Development.
letters of objection to proposed development at Haddo Lane.
Government Boundary Commission re. Review of Electoral Arrangements for Proportional Representation in our
area.Maps and other documents can be viewed at
Dickto complete form for Christmas lights and
return to A.C.
Committee had read two letters re application at Bakery, one from the TarvesHeritage
Group which raised various relevant concerns, and one from an Architect/Agent supporting the controversial
urgent correspondence to be dealt with at next meting.
The Next Meeting will be held on Tuesday 21st December 2004at in Tarves School.Community Councilmeetings are always open to the public.