By Paul Lindop of Stonehaven and District Community Council
We are in the part of the Aberdeenshire Planning Cycle where the council seeks the community’s opinion of its recommendations!
To that end there is a Drop In Session on the Aberdeenshire Main Issues Report and Local Development Plan – 6thMarch – 14:30-19:00 at the Community Education Centre.
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 Drop In session on 6th March is an important opportunity for the community to see what is being proposed and what the Council believe is in the best interest of the community.
This is your opportunity to see if you agree or not!
We will be posting to the SDCC website a discussion document on this and the MIR report itself. http://www.community-council.org.uk/stonehaven/
Otherwise you can see the full document online at https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/plans-and-policies/ldp-2021/main-issues-report/
Any questions please feel free to drop me a line or come along to the next SDCC meeting – 12th March 19:00 at the Invercarron Resource Centre.