As advocates for our community in Ward 10. We represent the views and concerns of residents and actively engage with the City Council, public sector bodies, and private agencies/partners. We address a wide range of issues important to our community and provide input on all planning and licensing applications.

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Active Travel Network

Published Apr 17, 2024 | Craig Melville | 2min to read

Cyclist on one side of the image and text Developing our regional active travel network on the right in white on a cyan background

Consultation: Draft Regional Active Travel Network

@Nestrans, @AberdeenCC and @Aberdeenshire are working together to develop a Regional Active Travel Network. This will create a comprehensive walking, wheeling, and cycling network in North East Scotland.

The aim of the network is to help more people to choose active travel when appropriate, when they want to, and to ensure that the option they choose is available, attractive and safe. A draft has been developed, and we would like to hear from you to help to shape it further.

To view the proposals and provide your views, please visit Regional Active Travel Network StoryMap.

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The survey is now open and closes on June 2, 2024. We appreciate your participation.

Future Spending Decisions

Published Apr 17, 2024 | Craig Melville | 1min to read

The logo of Aberdeen City Council is positioned next to the logo for '24/25 The Budget Consultation' against a purple background.

Citizens to be Consulted on Future Spending Decisions

Aberdeen City Council approved plans to increase public participation in setting their budget. This follows a successful public consultation last year where over 5,000 people participated.

Here's the key takeaway:

  • The council will develop budget options and impact assessments earlier in the year
  • These will be used to engage with both councillors and the public for feedback
  • The goal is to make the budget process more open, inclusive, and accessible for residents
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Community Council Changes

Published Apr 17, 2024 | Craig Melville | 1min to read

An ariel view of Aberdeen City taken by a drone over Balnagask Golf Course looking towards the old harbour

New Community Councils Scheme Approved

Aberdeen City Council approved a scheme to strengthen community councils and give them more influence in city governance. The scheme starts in August 2024 until 2027, and includes improved structures, more democratic representation, and boundary changes for some community councils. These changes aim to better reflect the communities they represent.

  • Boundary changes
  • Community Council name changes
  • Framework changes
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Your Police 2023/24

Updated Mar 31, 2024 | Craig Melville | 1min to read

Two officers talking with a member of public

Annual Local Policing Survey

Understanding the views and priorities of Scotland's diverse communities is fundamental to how Police Scotland responds to the needs of the public. Our public engagement activities help us improve how we deliver our policing services in local communities, ensuring they are accessible for everyone.

Survey 2023/24 closed March 31, 2024.

Greggs Closed

Updated Mar 26, 2024 | Craig Melville | 1min to read

An image with one side showing the closed store counter and the other side showing the post from Ascona social media

Springfield Road Service Station

Greggs has ceased trading inside the store as of Thursday, March 28, 2024. Nisa, the store operator, is planning to expand the current store footprint and will be selling hot food and coffee in the absence of the bakery to ensure good continuity of service.

Former Treetops Hotel

Updated Mar 05, 2024 | Robert Frost | 2min to read

Hilton Treetops Development Plan View

Update Provided by the City Council

(The Council has decided to approve the application subject to conditions and legal agreement)

Development (211528/DPP) Approved

Due to the City Council planning department's failure to notify the Community Council of a significant change to the plans in November 2022, we were only given two days to submit comments. After raising the issue further we were given an additional six days enabling us to at least try and engage with our local community to ask for comments. before the postponed planning committee meeting on Thursday, June 8, 2023.

The Planning Committee approved the development 6 votes to 4 in favour of Malcolm Allan Housebuilders.

Proposed site drawings:

Key changes are as follows:

  • Unit count reduced:
    • From 89 units: 35 houses and 54 flats
    • To 77 units: 44 houses and 33 flats
  • Six-storey block of flats in the Northwest corner unchanged
  • Three storey townhouses replace two blocks of flats on Western (rear) boundary
  • Gardens of townhouses face rear boundary
  • Parking removed from associated flats
  • Exclusively market value housing

Changes primarily affect the rear of the site, while the remainder of the site remains largely unchanged from the initial proposal (application 211528). The affordable housing requirement has been relocated off-site to the former Braeside Primary School (application 221310) and the two applications were linked.

Core Path Network

Updated Jul 31, 2023 | Craig Melville | 3min to read

Aberdeen City Council Core Paths Plan

Public Consultation Closed

The Community Council launched a public consultation on improving the core path network in our community. This network is a vital part of our community infrastructure, providing safe and accessible routes for pedestrians, cyclists, and other non-motorised transport. We wanted to hear from you about how we can improve the network to better serve the needs of our community.

Maps showing path routes:

  1. Countesswells Ave - Countesswells Rd
  2. Countesswells Ave - Craigiebuckler Dr
  3. Craigiebuckler Ave - Springfield Rd (via Walker Dam)
  4. Hazledene Rd - Countesswells Ave
  5. Hazledene Rd - Craigiebuckler Ave
  6. Rubislaw Park Rd - Viewfield Gdns (via Johnston Gdns)
  7. Springfield Rd - Rubislaw Park Rd
Survey closed on July 31, 2023, thank you for participating.
(Survey Results)

James Hutton Institute

Published Dec 11, 2022 | Robert Frost | 2.5min to read

Rough sketch on left and detailed CAD drawing on right.

Development Craigiebuckler Campus

After hosting an initial public consultation drop-in event on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at the main Campus building the session remained open until Wednesday, March 23, 2022. This included exhibition boards and a website. The James Hutton Institute and MacAulay Development Trust have plans for developing the land and have submitted a planning application for the formation of a new access road coming off Countesswells Road, amended car parking and associated drainage. This is the first phase of planning applications with more expected to be submitted.

The access would include a break in the existing wall, with the reuse of the existing stone to form an attractive entrance to the campus. The new access road seeks to follow the contours of the existing site up to a car park and turning area in front of the existing building. The car park would be amended to enable suitable parking, turning and would include electric car charging facilities. The proposal will also include the creation of SUDs to treat drainage associated with the new access road.

Further details are available on the Aberdeen City Council planning application website.

Deadline for submitting comments and objections was December 23, 2022.
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