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Mid Formartine election result

The following are the results of the local elections for Ward 8 - Mid Formartine Elected Jim GIFFORD  Scottish Conservative and Unionist. Elected at stage 5 Allan HENDRY  Scottish National Party (SNP). Elected at stage 1 Paul JOHNSTON  Independent. Elected at stage 1 Cryle SHAND  Scottish National Party. (SNP) Elected at stage 7 Eliminated Braden DAVY  Scottish Labour Party. Eliminated at stage 4 Jeff GOODHALL  Independent. Eliminated at stage 3 John Kevin LOVEDAY  Scottish Liberal Democrats. Eliminated at stage 6
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Litter pick Saturday 28th April

The Ecogroup at the Academy are organising a litter pick by the pupils Saturday 28th April from 10am-1pm. The school run this every year however they welcome participation by other residents in the community. Please help to make this a success by participating, and spreading the word to get others involved. We meet at Meldrum academy at Equipment will be made available there. The pick will finish at 12 and then people are welcome to tea and coffee and snacks back at the academy
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Conservation Meeting

A meeting to discuss the changes to the Oldmeldrum Conservation Area was held on 15th December in the Lower town hall. Sean Norman outlined the proposed changes to the boundary and also the changes in legislation which are coming in February. Oldmeldrum Conservation Area Appraisal The  purpose  of  this  conservation  area  appraisal  is  to  define  what  is  important  about  Oldmeldrum's  character  and appearance and to identify its important Conservation Area Supplementary Guidance These guidance notes provide supplementary advice to ensure that any future development compliments or enhances the wider character of the designated area The consultation period extends until 15th Jan 2012 - you can download a consultation questionaire here.
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Formartine & Garioch Areas Engagement Event

Wednesday 2 November 2011 for 7pm   Inverurie Academy Assembly Hall Off Market Place Jackson Street Inverurie Aberdeenshire AB51 3PX The Leader of Aberdeenshire Council, Councillor Anne Robertson, the Chief Executive, Colin Mackenzie and a range of other senior officers will be attending. We hope to be joined by a wide range of local community representatives including local councillors and community councillors as well as representatives from local businesses, community groups, associations and partnerships. RSVP: Keith Newton, Area Manager (Formartine) , 29 – 31 Bridge Street, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 9AA  Tel: 01358 726404
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Conservation Area Boundary

The community council walked the boundary of the Oldmeldrum conservation area last Tuesday. We were accompanied by Sean Norman from the council planning department. Sean is working on revising the boundary and also implementing some further regulations within the boundary. This is part of a wider consultation on conservation areas throughout Aberdeenshire. Some areas within the boundary are possibly not in keeping with the conservation area and may be removed. Other areas presently outwith may be included. A map is attached showing possible changes. The conservation area does not prevent development but tries to ensure it is in keeping with the rest of the area. Property adjacent to but not actually in the conservation area is also generally subject to…
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Walking the boundary of the Conservation Area

The Community Council intend to walk the boundary of the Oldmeldrum Conservation Area. This walk will help the CC members to discuss possible changes to the boundary which may be proposed by the Aberdeenshire Council. A review of conservations areas is underway and Article Four of the act will be enforced in future. This will give planners more powers to govern what happens in these areas, including windows, which are not presently covered. Boundary changes may add some new areas and also remove others. The walk will be on Tues 21st June Meeting at the Town Hall. Weather permitting.
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Report calls for devolution of planning

Community councils should be allowed to take control over local planning decisions, according to a think-tank. Reform Scotland argue that failings of the current over-centralised system led directly to the house price boom up to 2009, and decisions would be better made at the most local level, allowing community councils to take over. They said: “Combined with an appropriate system of finance, this would help to achieve the right balance between local economic development and the preservation of the local environment. “With well over a thousand community councils in Scotland, competition would also mean that if any developer felt they were being held to ransom they could just go elsewhere. “Such an evolutionary approach recognises that the current network of…
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