Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan Main Issues Report

The Main Issues Report (MIR) supports the preparation of a new Local Development Plan (LDP), including carrying out consultation with the affected communities. The LDP will govern the future use of land within Aberdeenshire from the period 2021 to 2032.  The MIR tries to identify what the main land use planning issues for the area might be and provides possible alternatives to inform the content of the Proposed LDP.  The MIR was published on 14 January 2019 and the Proposed LDP, the “settled view of the Council”, will follow in about 12 months’ time.

The Main Issues Report is the first formal stage where members of the public and stakeholders can get involved and comment on those areas where significant policy change might be required.   It is also the first formal opportunity to comment on sites where new development could be permitted for the period beyond 2021.

Here is a short document which aims to bring to your attention the consultation regarding land use in Aberdeenshire and in particular how it looks at this point in the process for Stonehaven: documents/planning/mir-consultation-stonehaven-190227.pdf

A hard copy of the Main Issues Report and response form are available in libraries and Council Area Offices across Aberdeenshire (including Woodhill House, Aberdeen), and online at //www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/plans-and-policies/ldp-2021/main-issues-report/


Aberdeenshire Council Recycling

Aberdeenshire Council have published an A to Z of recycling advice - see: https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/waste/household-rubbish/a-z-list-of-materials/


eConsult GP Appointments

Following the public meeting in December and further discussion with the Patient Participation Group the following actions have been agreed:

a)     Improve information for patients.  There will be a guide online and  printed copies at Reception (with larger print than on the one made available at the Public Meeting).

b)    Improved YouTube videos.

c)     Statistics will be published more frequently on the Facebook page and in the Newsletter.

d)     The level at which Red Flags are introduced will be altered.

e)     Give feedback to the company providing eConsult and ask for clarification of its Data Protection policy.

f)     Another Public Meeting will be planned.

Also Stonehaven Medical Practice will continue to ensure that alternative options to digital solutions will always be available for patients and that they will aim to provide an equivalent service wherever possible.


13 April 2019Dog Warden meets Community Council

Aberdeenshire Council's Area Dog Warden met the Community Control at its meeting on 9th April.  This was to follow up on complaints about dog fouling and dogs running out of control in Stonehaven.  The Warden explained she would take action whenever possible, but required information from the public to make this possible.  She advised she was best contacted by means of the following web link, which also gives advice on what types of information was required by the Wardens for them to take action:





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