Bob Davidson (Chair), John
Thomson (Vice Chair), Sam Andrew, Colin Taylor, J. Boughey, B. McPetrie
and Dick Reville
A Councillors J. Gifford,
A. Hendry, Norma Dougall (Minutes Secretary), and 3 members of the public
(Mr and Mrs Jones and their architect).
K. Crichton, David Leslie,
Gordon Brown, Inspector Pratt and AC Councillor P Johnston, for Late
Arrival - Ian Massie
deferred to next meeting.
Presentation by local
The architect, on behalf of Mr
and Mrs Jones, wished to consult with CC members with regard to building a
house on a brownfield site, at Redford, Tarves. Mr Jones runs a long
established plant hire business on site. However, it was found that the
site was within the boundaries of Udny CC (although close to Tarves). It
was appreciated that Pre-application discussions were considered and
members present did not object to the principle of this development.
Minutes of Previous
Meeting (18th September 2007):
Minutes were proposed by John and seconded by
Sam, with all members in agreement.
Barthol Chapel Matters
Grant A grant has been approved for £300 plants and
bulbs being bought for school.
- BCCA Minutes Copy not yet
received by TCC Bob has asked J Boughey to e-mail minutes,
including last AGM.
- AGM J Boughey reported
although AGM held, no office bearers have been nominated
existing office bearers will remain until this has happened. Road
repairs are now currently being done, and trees being trimmed.
- School Jon also reported that a
small fire was started outside the school (in evening). The thought
is that kids are using the area to hang-out bad damage was
not caused and it has been reported to the police as a crime
- The school has also had to close
the football pitch until the end of term, due to dog fouling. The CA
are trying to see if they can get CCTV installed. Bob is e-mailing
Jon with Inspector Pratts details to see if he can assist.
- The wind turbines in the area were
approved last week villagers were not happy about this Jon
is checking with planning for reasons and Committee reports.
Matters Arising from
Affordable Housing There is to be a meeting before the final
submission date and time to be advised.
- Bakery Ref. Lane at the back
still waiting on response from AC Law and Admin.
- Car Parking Opposite School Support
expressed for this from locals including school bus operator. CC has
sent letter of support.
- Leask House Committee of
locals now taking over this task.
- All Weather Court 2 lights now
ok, 2 still to be seen to Colin to see electrician.
- Community Newsletter (TBC News)
Next deadline Friday 23rd November 2007. - articles, etc. to be
sent to Moira Allan, 36 Bede Way, Tarves, or email@example.com
- The Hut (Zone 98) Confirmation
of insurance arrangements awaited from Neil. Colin to pursue this
and grant applications from Area Top-Up. Progressing.
- School Extension AC local
members to lobby for this to be prioritised as a matter of urgency,
due to the condition of the Horsa hut building. No
Progress. CC, Councillors, Mike
Porter (Council Property Services) and Head Teacher Marek Gorski,
are trying to arrange a meeting regarding this issue. Bob to try to
speed up meeting.
Representation at CC - This is thought possible, Colin to
confirm. To do.
Recycling and Waste
Issues Guides and information Dick to post in
noticeboard. To do.
- Christmas Lights Sponsors
appeal to be placed in TBC any donations contact CC.
- Haddo CPR Consultations
meeting to be held on Thursday 15th November 2007, at 7.30pm in the
Melvin Hall, members of the public are invited to attend.
- School Nursery Storage
container now in place. Extra costs incurred due to the ramp,
Councillor P. Johnston is monitoring this.
- Courtstone Wind Turbine - Now
approved. Members agreed CC should contact Planning Gain officer to
reiterate original request and indicate that contributions should be
on an annual basis to be reviewed every 5 years. Action Chair.
- Aberdeen Scotch Meat Factory No
Response from Stewart Stevenson MSP.
- Tarves Website Currently being
updated. Anyone who wishes an item to be included on website,
particularly forthcoming events etc should contact Paul :firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Members Report
Wind Turbines Sites
approved at Courtstone, Denhill and Haddo ISC approved
- Aberdeen Scotch Meat Factory Planning
appeal allowed by Reporter. No action from AC. Reporter has issued
final decision notice for outline permission for 18 houses. B999
Route Action We have been informed that there are no protocols
in place for diversions, when required. Councillor P. Johnston is
going to make enquiries with I Gabriel (Roads Dept.) to see what can
be actioned on this.
- Western Peripheral Route Public
Meeting has been advertised in Newmachar on 26.10.07. We advise as
many members of the public to attend.
- Land to South of Duthie Rd. Application
would have been rejected by FAC if developer had not already
appealed for non determination.
- New Road Signs There is a programme of
sign replacement ongoing to include Braiklay Ave sign.
- Headmaster It is hoped Tarves Headmaster
Marek Gorski will be well enough to return after break and a meeting
can be arranged re School extension.
Braiklay Ave Recently vandalised - Glass is now to be replaced
with Perspex. To do.
Melvin Hall - Dick
coating with preservative and Ian has brackets. To do.
Being updated contact Paul Johnston.
- Glebe Field Bob still to speak to
farmer re. Moving gate. To do.
Haddo Country Park
Public Meeting at Methlick on 14/11/07 and
Tarves on 15/11/07, both at7.30pm. Posters will advertise full details
Members of the C.C. are going we urge all to attend if
possible to help with ideas for this project
Colin spoke to Cathy Yates
re trying to organise leaving children in the school holidays
starting Easter Time if possible children would be left in the
morning collected in the afternoon there would be activities
organised for them etc
There will be meetings organised to see
what can be arranged cost and staffing.
We will keep you informed
Also Cathy is trying to have parents with
young children help with playing with them at home the idea is to
provide sport kit bags on loan ( to include skipping ropes bean
bags balls etc) they can them be swapped with different types of
bags as they get older. A request has been put in for money for this
kit meetings to also be arranged to try and take this idea
Aberdeen Scotch Meat
Factory Chair has written to Alex Salmond MSP who has passed it to
Stewart Stevenson no reply. It could be too late for action now.
Cllr Hendry to pursue a response.
- Community Care info. AC Insurance for CCs
info. Paul to review and report.
- Tarves School Chair has contacted all
mid-Formartine members that they discuss the issue of the school
extension as a matter of urgency. No progress as yet.
- Ythsie/B999 junction Roads are to
request landscaping and consider pushing for a layby for safety to
improve 2-way traffic no progress.
- Community Planning David to review P.
Johnston also spoke about community profiles Colin Taylor to
- Aberdeen Arms House in Car Park
(amendments to conditions re. External material) monocouche and galv.
Rainwater goods appeal to DPEA
- Letter from Scottish Water Bob to
- Alex Salmond MSP response regarding
Aberdeen Scotch meat delegated to the Planning Minister.
- An invitation to a meeting in Edinburgh
on 25/10/07has been received from the media dept for A Culture of
- Also received Aberdeenshire Council
Strategy Project Bulletin Sam going to check
- Also Grampian Health Plan 2007/2008
Colin going to check
- Western Peripheral Route Bob
is writing to director of roads with concerns on how traffic is going
to access from the B999.
Roads, Paths and Signs
Sign needed to
depict Oldmeldrum and signs for Tarves from Oldmeldrum incl. By-pass
Graeme Steel looking into.
Disabled spaces in Square Roads
dept. are assessing provision currently.
Potholes in Square etc NO
Streetlights to be repaired Mackie
Crescent, Tree Road and the Bakery.
deferred for site visit at 9.30am on 13th November 2007.
It was noted that all letters of objection
had been omitted from FAC papers. This was the second time the CC
response had been omitted.
Bothy Shethin Approved
but with use of downtakings and revisit drainage ideas.
Raxton Lodge, Tarves Listed
building consent requested for replacement windows. CC support
application including double glazing.
The Old Hall, Barthol Chapel Alterations
and extension. May include solar panels and wind turbine CC have
concerns over height, the lack of uniformity in design, also types of
materials to be used and the noise from the wind turbine not in
keeping with the rest of the village and lack of pre-application
discussions with locals.
Auchnieve, Oldmeldrum Conversion
of steading to 4 dwelling houses and 1 business unit. CC have no
concerns send standard steadings response.
have been removed Paul to progress return
Village enhancement grant Dick/Sam
to apply for this for Village gateway signs.
FAC Meetings Sam
made the point to Councillors present that at the last meeting he
attended it would be a good idea for the Council to invest in some
form of microphones or sound system as the Speakers could not be heard.
Councillors A Hendry and J Gifford duly noted his comments
Grit Box - Dick
has asked if it would be possible to try and have a grit box put half
way up Haddo lane for the winter. Bob asked if the owner would be
happy if the box was placed at Beechlea Dick said this would be fine
Bob is going to put in request to Roads Dept.
Bob is also to request developers
contribution for road in area of wind turbine at Courtstone
looking into annual amount with a five year review.
Tree Road - CC
have had brought to their attention about cars parking on the pavement
please try and park responsibly, remembering safety and passage for
Last but not least, dog fouling PLEASE
clear up after your dog.
Prop of Ythsie
Maintenance NO PROGRESS
Little Park Goalposts
Next Meeting on Tuesday 20th
November 2007 in Tarves School, at 7.00pm.
Community Council Meetings are
always open to the public.