Have Your Say Tomorrow

By Jane Cruickshank / November 17, 2023
rainbow over the bay

A LOCAL Place Plan consultation session in the Town Hall tomorrow from 10am to 2pm gives locals an opportunity to ask questions about the various aspects of the online questionnaire – and get help completing it if preferred.

Local Place Plans are a key element of the Scottish Government’s new planning system, giving communities the right to map their preferred development and growth. They also give locals a say in community projects they want undertaken, or the use or preservation or buildings and land they value.

They are, for the first time, a chance for communities like Stonehaven to be proactive in the planning process – to say what they want to see happening. Once complete, the Local Place Plan must be considered by the Council when assessing developer bids and producing the next Local Development Plan.

Hundreds of residents have completed the questionnaire

The consultation led by Stonehaven and District Community Council has already attracted a lot of interest from residents – the number of completed questionnaires is heading towards 800.

And there is still plenty of time to get involved and have your say.

The team behind the consultation will be in the Town Hall tomorrow, Saturday November 18 from 10am to 2pm. This is an opportunity to look at maps and information and ask any questions. A cup of tea will be on offer, along with a bank of laptops so you can complete the questionnaire with help on hand.

There will be a second session at Mackie Academy of Saturday December 9 from 10am to 2pm.