September 2020 Local Development Plan Newsletter

“We have issued a press release highlighting some of the main issues arising from the representations, including significant objection received to proposed opportunity sites in Potterton. This matter alone is subject to approximately 20% of all representations received. This, along with other unresolved matters will be considered by an independent Reporter aspart of the examination.”Continue reading “September 2020 Local Development Plan Newsletter”

Consultation on Changes to the Scottish Planning Policy (SPP)

These are two examples of responses sent to the Scottish Government consulation on changes to Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) The changes may sound technical but they should have positive impacts and potentially reduce future destruction of Green Belt through speculative housing developments. There is likely to be strong lobbying from the volume housebuilding industry againstContinue reading “Consultation on Changes to the Scottish Planning Policy (SPP)”

The Housing Technical Consultation

Potterton we need your help! When the Scottish Government was naming one of their latest consultations, they were hardly thinking of Click-bait. The title Housing technical consultation is not really designed to compel readers to click on the relevant link to find out more. What it should have read was Yikes! Four small changes thatContinue reading “The Housing Technical Consultation”

Environmental Information – Contaminated Land (Freedom of Information Request)

Hi Folks, we are sharing information we received in response to a Freedom of Information Request we submitted to Aberdeenshire Council. We felt it’s important that as a community we are informed on key environmental information. We hope to follow up on this in future posts. On the full bid site assessments (also obtained throughContinue reading “Environmental Information – Contaminated Land (Freedom of Information Request)”

Amazing Engagement (Press & Journal Article)

These statistics are phenomenal. Amazing engagement from Potterton residents “The local authority has now revealed that it received 1,300 pieces of feedback on the region-wide policy document during a 10-week consultation period over summer. The “single biggest issue” arising from the digital feedback was objections to sites in Potterton being built upon. Around 20% ofContinue reading “Amazing Engagement (Press & Journal Article)”

Community Views

Aberdeenshire Council are looking for opinions and views as they review roads policies, including speed limits and pedestrian crossings. Please provide your views by completing the very short questionnaires using the links provided. Alternatively, fuller responses can be made by email to There could be a roads policy issue specifically relating to our communityContinue reading “Community Views”