EmmaCameron (minutes secretary), Councillor PaulJohnston, MarkAndrew (Haddo Factor), Constable GeorgeHall and 2 members of the public.
of the Previous Meeting (18th January
January 2005 minutes stated that “the grant application for affordable
housing had been approved”.This
should have read “a verbal indication that the grant was successful was
given, awaiting written confirmation”. Minutes were proposed for
approval by John and seconded by Jim, (subject to the above amendment) with all members in
previous minutes, the December minutes had a typing error and read October
minutes approved instead of November minutes approved. Members agreed to
amend their copies accordingly.
TCC welcomed Constable GeorgeHall back to the beat in Tarves.George reported that there were no major issues
outstanding in Tarves but that his Email address, firstname.lastname@example.org
can be used by members of the public to report issues.Jim raised concern over recent road closures, due to
an accident, which saw diverted traffic using the Barthol Chapel road.George to look into this and report back to a future
MarkAndrews, Haddo Factor, provided copies of plans for a
proposed new house in Kirk Lane.He
invited the TCC to make comment prior to a Planning Application being
made. Members were supportive of the traditional materials proposed
and agreed to respond to Mark with any further comments on the design and
arising (from minutes)
Site – There are broken slabs and general improvements are needed.Proposed to remove slabs and tar the area to form a parking
space and move fence to create space for extra bins.Hope to get the materials for this from the council.
Warden – John to action will also advertise the Dog Wardens
Mobile Number.Paul also confirmed that the Dog Warden had been in the
village particularly Mackie Avenue and the lane that links to Duthie Road.The
signs have been renewed.The
Dog Warden is empowered to fine offenders.The pavement out from Tarves to Braiklay Cross Roads is
Planning Application – no more details received, however work is
on-going with the existing hedging being taken down and road widening.The TCC understands that the Planning Enforcement Officer is
aware of the situation.
– the work has been completed.
Project moving slowly, 3 Architects have been invited to tender for
feasibility study, response still awaited.
Shelter – Jim will bring updated plans to the next meeting.
Lay-by – Paul contacted Public Transport Unit.Should have update at next meeting.
Avenue Gate in Fence – The council is not considering this as it
will cause people to walk across the grass.Paul to find out if they would consider extending fence
round the corner. They do plan to put swing gates at the other exit.
Park – Scottish Water required Architect drawings so that they could
assess whether a Mains sewer pipe needed to be diverted.Scottish Water agreed to a site visit, however was unable to
locate the manhole as it had been turfed over.LindsayCook is waiting to hear back.A large part of the funding for the Skate Park must be
allocated before the end of March.
Calming – It was suggested that a representative from the Traffic
Department come to a TCC meeting to show the different types of
calming and how decisions are made on which to implement.Paul has been approached again about the speed of cars
in Braiklay Avenue.
– IanRendall will revisit the issue of access to this with JimBinnie.
Craigdam – So far the Council has not accepted through roads for 20
mph limits.Craigdam is
classed as a C Road, with no pavement but has street lights.Residents are concerned about the speed of traffic.Paul to put in bid.
Housing – GregMunro (architect) to contact Paul, hopefully before the next meeting.
Behaviour Strategy – Thursday 24/2/05.Keith to put in apologies.
Forum Meeting – Paul to Attend.
(online) Planning Application Demo by RobertGray still to be confirmed. Bob has contacted him on a number of occasions, no
response to date.
Paths and Signs
holes have been filled in; however, a note was made of further pot
holes at Braiklay Avenue.
at Heritage Centre still needs to be fixed.Bob to follow up.
drain problem in Tree Road.John to follow up.
Ythsie - Application to raise the level of
the ground to improve the agriculture land (in field opposite
Dinneswood).There were no
objections in principle, however Bob to make a response regarding direction of
vehicular access/egress, to avoid more traffic on the Ythsie/Douglashead
road.Paul confirmed IanRendall looking at it.An angled access will be considerably cheaper for the applicant
than an industrial tarred and kerbed access.Bob to write to planning confirming the TCC is happy
to accept the decision of the Local member in conjunction with the
Roads Department’s IanRendall.
of Ythsie Improvements – Funding application sent in by 2/2/05.
– Bob has written to MSP’s NoraRadcliffe and NannetteMilne.No
response from Nanette so far.Not
yet written to chief executive as no decision notice yet received.
Aberdeen Road – No further response.Scottish Water agreed to take foul water away but not surface
water. Planning officer will send details when in.
Quarry – Response put in, nothing yet received.
Balgove Cottage – Planning application for extension to garage. JimMennie declared a direct interest as applicant, it was
agreed that this item would be dealt with at the end of business, thus
allowing Jim to leave the meeting prior to discussion.
Cottage – application for new house refused by FAC after site visit.
Council received a copy of a letter of complaint from the applicants
at Maryville, via KeithNewton. This raised concern about how the application was
dealt with by members and the CC letter of representation.Keith has responded and asks for the CC to answer points
and respond. Bob to draft a response and submit once approved.
Sports Council Sports Award – Nominations sought.
of Marches and Parades in Scotland. – No response deemed necessary.
Development Groups – passed to Colin.
Land Policy – passed to Bob.
Government Finance Review – questionnaire Local Taxation, to be back
by 16/3/05 passed to Dick for initial review.
was agreed that an additional Bank Account should be opened for the
TCC specifically for monies received for grant funded projects that
require larger sums of money.Dick was asked to make the arrangements.
Balgove Cottages.In Jim’s absence the remaining members discussed the
proposal for extension to garage etc. There were no concerns raised
and it was commented that there was more relevant information in this
application than we have had for some new houses.
next meeting will be held on Tuesday 15th
March 2005 at in Tarves School.Community
Council meetings are always open to the public.