Andrew, Gordon Brown, Bob Davidson, (Chair and Minutes) David Leslie, Ian
Massie, Colin Taylor (latterly) and John Thomson.
Paul Johnston (latterly).
Boughey, Keith Crichton, Dick Reville (Treasurer) and Steve Pratt, Grampian
- Inspector Steve Pratt from Ellon had sent
his apologies and reported that all was quiet in the Tarves area. He also
informed (by e-mail) that colleagues in the Traffic department had been
busy on the A947 and had dealt with numerous offences committed on the
stretch between Tullo and Fyvie.
There was still no update on this application/appeal.
Farmers Wind Turbines App. A draft of the formal TCC response had been
circulated to members. Chairman had decided that it was important that
this response was approved by all members formally and had not sent it to
Planning in order for this to done in public. A copy of a letter of support from a resident local
to Barthol Chapel had been received, this was circulated. Further information on
the applications had also been received including the Cumulative impact info. It
was agreed that no changes were required to the draft response and the letter
should be sent as soon as possible. Bob agreed to do this.
of Previous Meeting (13th February
were proposed by Ian and seconded by John, with all members in agreement.
arising (from minutes )
Avenue Affordable Housing - Awaiting update from Greig Munro.
Still no response from Jane Whyte Both Paul and Bob have asked,
Paul has asked for plans of the proposed access .It was noted that the old
ovens building had been demolished and rebuilt and no permission exists
for this. Bob to ask Area Manager to get a response from Planners.
Lay-by, Shelters in Square Works now completed, sign still to be moved
from Duthie Terrace.
Parking Opposite School No funding currently available from Safer
Routes to school budget for Traffic Order. May be available in new finance
Contacts Leask House - Paul to find out a contact with experience in
Trust Law. Arthur will get the books to members soon.
School House Bob still to write to owner.
Planning Officer (Lorna Harris) will be invited to meeting later in
Weather Court - Lights need repaired no money currently available.
at Auquhorthies Improvements will be made.
Extension Bob and Ian attended meeting held at School with education
officers and numerous officials including AC architects. A lot of old
ground was covered and little progress made other than the Architect has
agreed to look at options suggested by CC which address the flat roofs,
raise the corridor and include Disabled toilets on the same level as
existing hall. Architect suggested that Planners had wanted flat roofs
retained if so Formartine Planners and Architect need more training in
practical issues. Still no funding in place. A further meeting will be
held later in year.
- Planning awaiting response from Developer re access arrangements.
Issues - Numerous potholes need repaired (Almost every street in
village) Kirk Brae, Braiklay Ave, The Square, Mackie Avenue, Tree Road,
New Road etc, still a couple at Sonach and now Raxton junction. Gullies
sunken in Kirk Brae and Braiklay Ave. Paul has been in contact with Stuart
Macfarlane (Roads) and work was to have been done along with bus lay-by in
Square. Paul will update Roads of the latest sites, Again!
Improvements; - Raxton to Sonach road now on reserve list. Craigdam Road
resurfacing. Tillycairn to Tarves road improvements.
Paths and Signs
new Bus Stop has appeared at the West end of the village.
as listed in above report also; - Braiklay x roads, Manse Brae, Tolquhon
sign still awaited.
to enquire about signs for village entrances re Formartine in bloom / Coat
road/B999 Graeme Steel has agreed to take a look at this road and the
junction/B999 Concerns raised re the layout and angle. It is awkward
for larger vehicles, causing them to go on wrong side of road - Safety
issue Bob to contact Roads.
- Dick currently coating with preservative. Ian will organise brackets.
Website - Keith to ask re someone to maintain, Paul may know someone.
Partnership Steering Group John reported that new sponsors are being
sought for Formartine in Bloom.
Access Forum - John attended meeting in Inverurie, raised issue of access
road to Prop of Ythsie
Development Group. Colin reported that concerns had been expressed
regarding clarity of new accounts system. There had also been a
presentation from AC Library service, which is now much expanded and
includes toys etc for Playgroups. Currently visiting Schools, Elderly care
homes etc to promote the service.
Gordon Place FPP for Installation of Oil Tank No Comments.
Balgove Farm Cottages FPP for Alterations and Extension to
Dwellinghouse No Comments.
Pringle Ave FPP Alterations and Extension to Dwellinghouse, Sub
Committee had agreed ask Planning to ensure neighbours concerns were
resolved by discussion and mutual agreement. (no comments on principle of
proposal). 8 Braiklay Ave. FPP for Alts and Ext to Dwellinghouse
No Comments. The Grange, Duthie Road FPP 15 Houses Delegated Grant at
FAC with conditions.
Newsletter - Superseding Parish magazine will be issued quarterly and
will include advertising to offset production costs. Meeting for steering
group early April.
of Ythsie Maintenance - Keith Newton looking into budget issues.
Scheme for Establishment of Community Councils.
P. U. T. A new scheme is to be established for recycling Garden Waste to
serve Pitmedden, Udny and Tarves (hence name PUT). Chris York is to
co-ordinate the Tarves facility which will be a trailer in which locals
can place garden waste which will then be taken to Pitmedden quarry for
composting. It was agreed to ring fence £250 from Tarves CC funds towards
this project. (the same amount as Udny CC).
- It was reported that an unofficial road had
been roughly laid beside North Ythsie Farmhouse/ side of field. No Roads
consent app known of.
||The next meeting is
on Tuesday 17th April 2007 in Tarves School at 7. 30 pm.