Minutes of meeting held on Tuesday 16th
In Tarves School at
Davidson, Linda Mackie, John Thomson, Gordon Brown, Keith Crichton,Dick Reville, Sam Andrew, Mackie Bruce (Barthol
Chapel rep), Ian Massie (arr 7.50pm), also Councillor Paul Johnston and 3 members of the public.
DavidLeslie, JimMennie, ColinTaylor, EmmaCameron
from Lindaand Ianfor late arrival and from Keithfor missing previous meeting.
Minutes of previous meeting (17th February)
were proposed by Gordonand seconded by Sam.
a result of the road improvements being made to Braiklay Crossroads there is very little room for pedestrians
to walk between the road and the dyke on the Tarves/Methlick corner.Bobwrote to the roads department and it has been agreed that
the dyke at that corner will be altered to prevent pedestrians having to walk on the road.
formal response is still awaited from D Presly with regard to handing over of the Christmas lights.
screening fence for the recycling centre will hopefully be undertaken in the summer – Bobto continue trying to find sources of additional funding.
Bobto write to Scotia Homes reminding them of their commitment
to bring the open areas at Oakwood Park up to the standard required for the Local Authority to adopt.
Dickread the Rural Development Draft Consultation and will pass
this to Bob.Response
needed by 21st April 2004.Paulexplained that rural development is constrained at the
moment and the thrust of the consultation is to make rural development easier, so an important paper.
Keithto attend the Community Safety meeting on 31st March 2004.
is available to attend the Community Safety Awards.
Paulyet to arrange convenient date to meet the Recreation
Officer to discuss the all-weather court.
Boband Dickattended CC Forum meeting in Methlick where the main topic
was training on ‘how to comment on planning applications’.BruceStewart, Area Planning Officer, outlined the process that
applications go through and how best to comment.He also informed
the meeting of the structure of the various departments and how they operate in relation to the process.One of the important themes pointed out was that Community Councillors should always declare any
interest they may have in an application and ideally should utilise the guidelines contained within PAN 47
(Community Councils and Planning).
objections to the area to be covered by the proposed 20mph zone on Duthie Road, the proposal may be revised.It is hoped that the changes suggested by both the school and the CC will be taken into account.
Bobto write to BruceStrachanre Local Plan to say that there should be a clear division
between industrial and housing land on Braiklay site.He will also
ask that the 1980 Conservation Area Guidelines be used rather than the draft 1995 guidelines which the
Community Council considers inaccurate.
Gordonhas been in touch with the Council about the need for more
dog bins but has not had a response yet. Will keep trying.
information has been received about drainage relating to the planning application at Kirk Lane, despite our request to Planners
was agreed that a conditional letter in support of the Skatepark application be sent to Formartine Area
Committee asking that the responses from residents living near the proposed site be taken into consideration.
It was noted that no objections, verbal or written had been received by members present. Bobto draft letter.
response to a letter from the planning subcommittee, planning officers have agreed that dry dash (to match the
existing) would be a more appropriate finish on the proposed extension to Craigmuir House.
was agreed unanimously that DavidLeslieof 13 Braiklay Avenuebe co-opted onto Tarves Community Council.
was again no police officer present.
Barthol Chapel Matters
Roads Department has been in contact with Barthol Chapel school about the proposed 20mph zone at the school.It was pointed out that there are also to be 20mph flashing signs at each end of the zone.
Paulreported that the first outline costings to the planning
permission stage of the proposed development at Mackie Avenueis £13,000 and finance for this should be available from
developer contributions.It is expected that on-site servicing
will cost £10,000 and the construction will cost £55,000.It is
intended that the houses will be the size and shape of traditional houses and will be made of wood.There will be much emphasis on making them environmentally friendly and economical with the inclusion
of photo-voltaic roof tiles and insulation.This design is being considered for the Cairngorm National Park.
of the architect’s proposal were distributed to members and will be discussed at the next meeting.
housing allocation for the period to 2010 may be brought forward and future sites for housing development may
soon be identified for the period from 2010 to 2016.The Council’s
2004 housing land audit is due to be published in August.Paulsuggested that the public be consulted as soon as possible
on this matter. All members to consider which areas if any would be suitable for development and report to
Johnattended the Formartine Partnership meeting where farmers’
markets and farm diversification was discussed.EU funding has
been withdrawn from the Highlands.£700 remains in the Rural
Youth Transport fund.
attended the Tourist Group meeting as this clashed with the CC meeting.
Colinto go the next Meldrum NDG meeting.
Roads, Paths and Signs
holes had been patched on the road around the square and some more have been marked for repair.
schedule of works for road maintenance includes the resurfacing of Duthie Roadfrom the Square to the crossroads.It was requested that Paulcheck that the road will not be dug up as soon as it is
Paulhas informed the roads department of the drainage problems
on the Raxton road.
dog walk is in hand.Dickto take proposed plan to next meeting.
notice board on Braiklay Avenueis in need of repair. Bobto find out where AC got cemetery one and costs involved.
Shelter (The Square) Paulindicated that in order to allow buses to access this stop,
some parking spaces would be lost. It was suggested that there may be more practical options including
removing parts of the stone dyke and realignment of the entrance opposite Old Aberdeen Road. A further suggestion was to remove the planted area
opposite the Hotel and to utilise this for extra parking. Paulto look into the possibilities.
applications have been submitted to AC for glazed courtyard at Mains of Kelly, garage at CraigiesSmiddyhouse and conservatory in Pringle Avenue.There were no
objections from members.
have also been submitted for the building of a new shed at Bruntstane and the change of use of an existing
shed to Manufacturing, Retailing, and Storage/Haulage uses etc. at Viewfield (both in Barthol Chapel area).There are concerns that the roads in this area are inadequate for the type of traffic expected and the
exit onto the main road (A947) is considered by some to be dangerous.There
is also some confusion about the purpose of the shed at Bruntstane.It
was also felt that the Industrial Estate in Oldmeldrum might be a better site than Viewfield for developing
the complexity of uses mentioned in the application, although it is unclear if this is a new business or
relocation of an existing.It was agreed that the Barthol Chapel
Community Association put their concerns about these planning applications in writing and these will be
submitted along with the response from Tarves Community Council, who will respond once all essential details
relating to the application are received. In the interim Bobwill ask again for all these to be made available. Members of the public present indicated that they will be
making representations to Planners regarding these proposals.
planning sub-committee to meet to view further details of the affordable housing scheme proposed for the Mackie Avenuesite. Paulwill arrange this once he has details.
housing land audit from Aberdeen/shire councils
to and from NoraRadcliffeMSP and AllanGarvie of AC Planning about Conservation Area Guidelines
from Bobto BruceStrachan, Local Plan Team, re our wish for 1980 Conservation Area
guidelines to be included in Local Plan and for division of area to the west of the village to be clearly
divided into housing and employment
of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, a consultation on charging fees – Lindato respond
Paulto attend SCARF meeting.
Date of next meeting is Tuesday 20th April 2004at in the school.PLEASE NOTE LATER MEETING TIME.Community Council meetings are always open to the public.