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14th April 2016

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Nigg Community Council
Minutes of Monthly Meeting of 14th April  2016
Nigg Police Station

Present:  Nigg CC: Chair Alan Strachan, Margaret Strachan, James Brownhill, Greg Strange, Jan Harby, Moira Hay,  Florence Clark, Jenny Gall, Debra McDonald, June Wemyss. Resident: Graham Troup. Clrs: Andy Finlayson, Neil Cooney. Media: Adele Merson.
Apologies:. Clr  Stephen Flynn
Item 1 – Opening -   Chair welcomed attendees.
Item 2 – Minutes & Agenda -   Correction to minutes 10th March 2016 Item incoming mail 26 Feb Clr Fndlayson, - replace word “sings” with word “signs” Otherwise minutes of 10th March 2016 meeting, agreed and accepted.
Item 3 – Police Report No police officer present.  Alan W met with local Insp S McEwen Police Scotland during last month.  Topics discussed – faulty street lights West Tullos Rd, ACC informed but still no action.  Drivers turning right off W Tullos through central reservation onto Redmoss Rd – action Police Scotland to continue to enforce the “no right turn”.  Alan S asked if local officers were consulted by ACC ref relevant local Planning Apps, but this not the case as Police Scotland have an officer to deal with such matters.
Item 4 – Mail -  Incoming
Various ACC ref meetings Energy from Waste (EfW) plant
11 March ACC Clr Findlayson on pass of Amanda Farquhar ref status of Gypsy/Travellers
15 March Karen Rennie ref changes in services by First Bus
15 March AWPR John Wilson Update on extended working hours during summer for AWPR.
Undated Chief Constable Iain Livingstone Police Scotland, “Message to Communities” regarding safety after Belgium terrorism.
21 March ACC Planning Paul Williamson Plan App 160246 (Cove Rangers Stadium) Confirmation of correction to applicant being correctly “Cove Rangers”.  Any reference to AFC in this application are erroneous.
22 March Resident Malcolm McDonnell, thanks regarding Nigg CC/all concerned ref parking problem in Craig Park.
23 March Lidl UK Maurissa Ferguson letter of intent for relocation of Wellington Rd store to Greenwell Road
28 March ACC Karen Rennie Note of dates of Planning Training
29 March Ryden John Findlay response to Nigg CC letter of objection to Plan App 160067 Coffee Shop/Drive Thru at Makro site.
3 April Police Scotland Insp S Ewen Response to matters raised within Nigg CC area.
12April ACC Planning Nicholas Lawrence Confirmation of extended deadline for representation by Nigg CC to P160276 EfW Plant to 27th April.
13 April ACC Karen Rennie Note re Tesco – “Bags of Help” greenspace funding.
Outgoing –
18 March ACC Planning Nigg CC letter of objection against Planning Application 160067 Coffee Shop/Drive Thru at Makro site.
18March ACC Planning Nigg CC objection to Plan App 151878 Boyne Vila Change of Use.
18March ACC Planning requesting clarification of “Land Classification” of land involved in Plan App 151878 & 160371
Item 5 - Planning Matters
Plan App 160067 Coffee Shop at Makro site, has been “recommended for approval” for Planning Committee meeting on 21 April
Plan App 151878 Aboyne Villa Nigg CC Objected that Transport Assessment was submitted late and was too voluminous with generic information.  Objection that resultant increase in traffic at junction of Old Stonehaven Rd and A956/AWPR would be dangerous with long vehicles straddling the central reservation into the fast lanes of A956/AWPR.  Concern also that increase of persons on site from 3-bedroom house to 29 employee office would have a significant effect on the foul water situation (cess pit) outflow into open roadside ditching.  Further letter of objection to follow.
Plan App 160371 Newton of Charleston, 44 housing units.  Concern of over development, foul water (no mains sewerage) and traffic increase.  Nigg CC to send letter of objection
Plan App 151924 Infilling of existing field near existing residential homes with topsoil to a considerable height.
Item 6 AOB –  None
Next Meeting-Thursday 12th May 2016. 
James Brownhill    10th May 2016

Next Meeting

7.00 pm Thursday 8th February 2018
will be held at
Nigg Police Station
Redmoss Road

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