Councillors to Consider Community Garden

By Jane Cruickshank / February 4, 2021

PLANNERS are recommending the go-ahead for a community garden project at Stonehaven’s Market Square – the plans are to come before the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee when they meet on Tuesday.

Stonehaven Business Association, SBA, are seeking full Planning Permission for the formation of a community garden at land to north of the Market Street Buildings.

SBA have secured almost £60,000 for their design at the north pends. They say they hope the new civic space will be enjoyed by locals and visitors and help generate increased footfall to the town centre.

Two objections to the proposals were received. They noted: the lack of waste/bin provision; reduced visibility for pedestrians and road users; reduced accessibility; lack of public consultation; and lack of lighting and plumbing.

But in their report to councillors, planners describe the designs by Hyve Architects Ltd as: ”a high quality regeneration of an existing area of underutilised open space in the heart of the Stonehaven Town Centre and Conservation Area.”

And they recommend councillors grant permission subject to conditions relating to waste bins and materials.

The full agenda for tomorrow’s meeting is available online as is a link to the live stream.

Previously in The Bellman