East Newtonleys, Mill Inn and Tip Bookings

By Jane Cruickshank / September 19, 2022
View from top of Beefy Brae to East Newtonleys Farm

DETAILS of the planning permission for a business park at East Newtonleys are on the agenda for the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee when it meets tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.

Bancon Group & Dickinson Trust Ltd are seeking approval for matters covered by a condition on the planning permission granted for their development in 2016.

Under the new Scheme of Governance for Planning Delegation, the application could have been dealt with by planning officers, who are recommending the application is granted.

But the application has attracted one valid representation – citing concerns for pedestrian and cycle access to the site and a request for electric vehicle charging facilities. Meanwhile Cllr Sarah Dickinson asked for further discussions on the drainage arrangements, and Cllr Wendy Agnew is seeking further discussion in respect of traffic management, road safety, layout, siting and design. For these reasons, the application has been referred to the Area Committee.

Mill Inn car wash

Meanwhile Graeme Adcock is seeking full planning permission for the installation of two self-service car wash bays andthe removal of two trees at the Mill Inn Filling Station, Dunnottar Avenue. Officers have recommended the granting of permission subject to various conditions including the hours of operation and the level of noise that will be acceptable.

Again there have been valid representations and councillors have asked for referral to the committee. Cllr. Sarah Dickinson wishes to discuss further noise impact under Policy P4, hazardous and potentially polluting developments, and Cllr. Wendy Agnew feels further discussion is required in respect of noise
nuisance and lighting in a residential area.

the petrol station with st James' church in the background

Stonehaven trial of hybrid booking system for tip

One other matter on the agenday for the Area Committee is the booking arrangements for our local Household Recycling Centres. A recent survey shows only 38.5% of respondents were satisfied by the online booking system in place.

One benefit highlighted in the committee report however is the reduction of trade waste dumped in breach of legislation, and which previously brought disposal costs to the Council of up to £500,000 each year.

In an effort to find a more pleasing compromise, the local authority intends trialing a hybrid system with Wednesday afternoons being available for visits without online booking – Stonehaven and Macduff being the sites chosen.

The Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee meets tomorrow Tuesday September 20, at 9.30 am. It will be a hybrid meeting, with public attendance to be held in Council Chambers, Viewmount, Arduthie Road. A recording of the public part of the meeting will be made available later.

The full agenda and associated papers are available online.