“If further allocations are appropriate in future, Potterton is not suitable for allocations as the settlement is currently constrained by a lack of educational, roads and water infrastructure.” (Aberdeenshire Council’s Local Development Plan, 2013, Formartine Settlement Appendix)
We still have the same constraints relating to education, roads and water infrastructure. The construction of the AWPR was to improve connectivity as a transport corridor, not a development corridor. The AWPR is the only change to infrastructure here. The C1 class roads immediately surrounding the village remain unchanged.
We have been unable to find a planning document to justify why OP1, OP2 and the removal of the Green Belt has been considered to be “suitable” in the Proposed Local Development Plan.
Potterton is not suitable for allocations.
https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/…/formartineindexandsettle… (Potterton, pages 52-57)