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Ury Road Decision

By bellmannews / March 29, 2020

Recommended listening THE recording of this week’s Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee meeting which was conducted via Skype is now available on Youtube. After almost two hours of presentation, discussion and debate, Kirkwood Homes were refused permission for their proposed East Lodge Link Road infrastructure. The application had already been extensively examined at the previous […]

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Shutters Down on Flood Works – updated

By bellmannews / March 27, 2020

From Aberdeenshire Council communications team – WORK on the Stonehaven Flood Protection Scheme is due to pause in order to follow UK and Scottish Government guidelines regarding the Coronavirus (Covid-19). A review took place today (Friday March 27) to ensure the site is secure and all necessary flood protection measures are in place as outlined […]

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Skype Area Committee

By Jane Cruickshank / March 23, 2020

Ury Road to be decided tomorrow – COUNCILLORS of the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee will hold their meeting tomorrow using Skype. The technology will undoubtedly prove useful in allowing the work of Aberdeenshire Council to continue safely during these difficult times. Councillor Sarah Dickinson told The Bellman: ”I had two meetings this morning one […]

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Police Report

By bellmannews / March 22, 2020

From Police Scotland – This report covers progress we have made in dealing with your priorities for the Kincardine and Mearns area for the period 1 to 29 February 2020. The report aims to highlight emerging issues in your area, to provide crime prevention advice and guidance to Community Council members and the residents you […]

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Church Members Ramp Up Opposition to Steps

By Jane Cruickshank / March 12, 2020

CONGREGATION members of a Stonehaven church are demanding a redesign of the stepped access to the refurbished White Bridge – and have produced drawings showing how it could be done with ramps. The elegant wrought iron bridge over the River Carron has become the subject of controversy thanks to the increased height at which the […]

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Nest In Peace

By Jane Cruickshank / March 11, 2020

THE removal of seagull nests and eggs in the town centre is not going ahead this year as insufficient residents and businesses are willing to contribute to the cost. If you look to the roofs and chimneys of any property around the Market Square, you are likely to see a Herring Gull perched there, admiring […]

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Trying to Find Land

By Jane Cruickshank / March 11, 2020

STONEHAVEN’S rugby club has the money to develop a sports facility that could be used by other groups and are keen to find land that suits. Alan Venters of Mackie Academy FP RFC, who recently lost their second pitch at Redcloak, addressed last night’s meeting of Stonehaven and District Community Council. He told those present […]

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Policy Tackles Pitch Loss

By bellmannews / March 7, 2020

An Aberdeenshire Council policy is to be reworded to ensure any sports field being turned over to development will be replaced elsewhere. Councillor Sarah Dickinson delivered her successful motion during discussions on the proposed Aberdeenshire Development Plan 2020 that was later approved by the Council. She told her fellow members she was proposing an addition […]

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Wall To Come Down

By Jane Cruickshank / March 4, 2020

FLOOD protection contractors have been given the go-ahead for the demolition and reconstruction of a stretch of wall at the River Carron. Some 13 objections to McLaughlin & Harvey’s application for listed building consent for its demolition and subsequent reconstruction were received. These cited concerns including the loss of character and heritage of the wall, […]

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Road Decision Deferred

By Jane Cruickshank / March 4, 2020

COUNCILLORS have requested a site visit before determining Kirkwood Homes’ application for East Lodge road infrastructure at Ury Estate. At yesterday’s Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee meeting, some two and a half hours were spent discussing the proposals that would see the completion of a road linking the Slug and Netherley Roads – keeping the […]

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