Tarves Community Council
Minutes of meeting held on Tuesday 22nd July 2008
In Melvin Hall at 7.30pm.
R Davidson (Chair), D Leslie, R Reville, C Taylor and J Thomson.
Present: AC Councillors, A Hendry, P Johnston.
G Brown, D Beattie, J. Boughey, I Massie, B McPetrie, S Andrew, Norma
Dougall (Minutes Secretary), J Gifford, J. Benton and Inspector Pratt.
of Previous Meeting (17th June 2008)
Minutes proposed by John Thomson and seconded by David Leslie, with
all members in agreement.
reported that the roadside grass was badly in need of cutting
around Barthol Chapel, particularly the Balgove junction and
corner. Chair to contact AC.
Arising from Minutes
- Chair met with Mr. Reid AC Planning re numerous issues and
changes to original plans. He will respond in due course, however
the initial response indicated that he considers the Planning
service can permit changes to planning applications in CAs without
public or neighbour consultation.
Insurance for CCs A report is to go to FAC following
investigation of the issues surrounding the mass resignation of
Belhelvie CC. Following this there should be discussion at CC
Forum. It is disappointing that AC has to date given no assurance
that CCs are protected from the threat of legal action over
Planning app. responses.
Weather Court 2 lights now ok, 2 still to be seen to -
Colin to progress.
Newsletter (TBC News) - articles, etc. to be sent to Moira Allan,
36 Bede Way, Tarves, or email email@example.com
School Extension :- Still waiting update
Ythsie Info received via Shaun Norman indicating that AC do
not consider the work required to repoint the Prop as a priority,
despite being over a year since being initially reported. Chair to
contact H. S.
- Braiklay Ave vandalised - Material has now been sourced - this
work is now imminent.
Western Peripheral Route/B999 link. Comprehensive answer from FAC
Paths and Signs
of Lights in Square: - It was agreed to use Village enhancement
grant towards replacing lights in Square. Despite requesting the
Area manager to seek Area top up funding back in May, no report
has gone to FAC to date.
Road potholes repairs need to be completed, some areas not
been looked at.
spaces in Square - Roads dept. have redone markings in Square and
made a new space on B999 beside shop. Unfortunately the workmen
burnt some of the roses in the Square when removing the old lines.
to ask Shaun Norman AC to find out about repairing the walls
around the Square which remain in a poor state.
from Ellon Rotary Dick to give thanks.
University- Consultation on E-Coli risks Barbara to review.
Council Data Protection Act Chair written to Malcolm Bruce
MP regarding annual costs
of C Councils Consultation Draft of New Constitution S
Andrew to respond
Council Area Manager/FAC Chair has e-mailed Mr. Newton and
asked him to clarify the proceedings/outcome of negotiations re
Mains of Tolquhon lay bys. No response.
- info on Developer contributions for Tarves CC area discuss
at next meeting.
- Reporter dismissed appeal Chair to contact Director of
Planning to seek her views on decision and ask how the Planning
service gave wrong advice to applicant.
Road OPP for 15 dwellinghouses and 4 Affordable houses,
Business Centre, Care Home etc and parking. Deemed Major App and
as such Developer should have had Pre App consultations. Members
discussed at length the proposals - general agreement that the
allocated Employment site to the North of Duthie road was the
place for the Business and Care home elements. No support for
residential element at this time as a similar app had recently
been rejected by DPEA Reporter, the CC having already objected to
the same. Concern at the lack of progress to develop the corner
site which has permission and still no full application for
affordable housing on this site. Chair to draft response, and
depending on timescale permitted by Planning, defer to next
Steading FPP for amendment to existing permission - conversion to
2 dwellinghouses, erection of garage acceptable with use of
traditional matching materials.
apps. Dealt with by sub committee;-
Cottage FPP for Replacement dwellinghouse acceptable if
existing stonework is used in new house.
notices (approval) - Muiryfold, Auquhorthies Cottar house, Den of
Keithfield, Hospital House.
Hall there is to be an event to celebrate anniversary.
history project to continue with small committee.
site/TCC mail -Paul is to facilitate tarves.org addresses for CC
members and a central mail box. Costs for changeover and new ISP
Land Audit Consultation Chair has asked if factory site
included in figures when Tarves amount counted no response to
Draft CC Scheme Sam, Dick and Bob to review and respond.
Avenue Housing Tarves Affordable Housing
reported that forming a Trust would be a way of avoiding any
concerns that had been expressed. A meeting with Rural Housing
Enabler is being organised.
Warden (Maureen Adam) 01467 628683 Mobile 07771 941982
meeting Tuesday 19th August in Tarves School at 7.30pm.
Community Council Meetings are always
open to the Public.