Proposed new bus timetables Stagecoach are planning changes to the bus timetables (including stopping again on King Street) in April 2020 and they want to hear from you. Deadline to send your feedback: Sunday 16 February 2020
. From the Stagecoach announcement - King street route stopping at Morrisons - Service 50 / 50B between Ellon and Newburgh is revised with most journeys now extending through to Aberdeen via Balmedie (Eigie Road) and Blackdog slip roads. The route has been revised to operate directly along King Street, serving Morrison’s and Frederick Street Health Centre, following customer feedback. Service 747 is being reduced, Service 291 is to have new start times. Read about the proposed changes on the Stagecoach website. Email your feedback to: email@example.com (February 2020)
New Blackdog bus services starting in January - Aberdeenshire Council are trialing two new services in the new year. Shopper service - two return journeys - Blackdog to Aberdeen City Centre and Connecting service - three peak hour journeys - connecting Blackdog to the stops on the A90. Aberdeenshire Council are doing a leaflet drop to everyone in Blackdog this month with details of the services. The trial will be reviewed in March 2020. (December 2019)
Public consultation meeting - Wednesday 6 November 2019 Kirkwood homes are holding a public consultation about their proposed Blackdog development on Wednesday 6 November 2019, 3pm - 8pm at Forsyth Hall, Belhelvie. Kirkwood are proposing a revised application (ENQ/2019/1516) which updates from the previously consented scheme (APP/2016/0767) (November 2019)
Balmedie North proposed development update - Aberdeenshire Council planners and the Formartine Area Committee have recommended that the proposed Balmedie North development does NOT go ahead and that it is NOT accepted into the Aberdeenshire Council Local Development Plan. The Formartine Area Committee will put forward it's recommendation NOT to recommend the development to the Infrastructure Services Committee (ISC) in Aberdeenshire Council. The ISC will make it's recommendation on the proposal in October (ISC meeting on 3 October 2019). In November Aberdeenshire Council will meet and discuss the proposed development including the recommendations by the Council's Committees (Aberdeenshire Council meeting on 21 November 2019).
If the developers choose to appeal they can do this in a public inquiry which will be held in Spring 2020.
The following information is taken from the Aberdeenshire Council website: 'How the applicant appeals depends on who made the decision. If the application was decided by Aberdeenshire Council's planning officer, the applicant can ask for the decision to be reviewed by the Local Review Body, which is a group of councillors. If the decision was made by councillors, the applicant can appeal to Scottish Ministers.'See Aberdeenshire Council's website.
We will let you know about each decision being made and if the development will go to a public inquiry where the you will be able to comment. More information on the appeals process is available on the Scottish Government website (September 2019)
Menie Estate planning application (APP/2018/1814) - Aberdeenshire Council will be discussing the application at the Council meeting on Thursday (26 September) 10.15am, Council Chamber, Woodhill House, Westburn Rd, Aberdeen AB16 5GB. The application includes 550 dwelling houses, the applicant has requested to speak at the meeting. The meeting papers are available from the Council website.
August meeting come and join us at Balmedie Leisure Centre on Monday 19 August at 7pm. There will be a presentation from NORR about the Balmedie North development. The latest BCC meeting agenda is now available.
July meeting come and join us at Balmedie Leisure Centre on Monday 15 July at 7pm We will be discussing the proposed bus timetables and what we are doing with your transport survey feedback. The latest BCC meeting agenda is available.
Community Council elections are you interested in representing your community? Community Council elections are coming up, nominations need to be received by Monday 27 May 2019. Find out more about the elections. (May 2019)
Transport survey we want to find out how you rate the current transport service, what you want from the services, any complaints you have filed with Stagecoach and how you would use a community bus service if it was available. We will be taking your responses to the next meeting with Stagecoach and Aberdeenshire Council at the Area Bus Forums. Find out more about the transport survey and take part. (May 2019)
Potterton road closure 8-10 May 2019 for high stress dressing Kirkhill Gardens in Potterton will be closed so that Aberdeenshire Council can work on the road for three days in May. Access will be provided for emergency vehicles and vehicles requiring access to properties, but there may be delays until the road is cleared of construction plant to allow safe passage through the works. If you have any questions please contact Stuart Copland on 01467 532867 or Paul Wilson on 01467 538961. Map of the affected area available on our Facebook page. (April 2019)
Public viewing of the plans for Balmedie South development View and comment on the detail plans for the residential development at Eigie Farm, South Balmedie. Monday 25 February, 4.00pm - 7.30pm White Horse, Balmedie. For more information and map of the development area download the event PDF. (February 2019)
February meeting come and join us at the White Horse on Monday 18 February at 7pm. NORR planning consultants and Castlehill Housing Association will making a presentation about the Eigie Farm housing development (Balmedie South). Meeting agenda available. (February 2019)
Public meeting about the Council's Local Development Plan (LDP) 2021 Come and talk to the planning officers to help them with the preparation of submissions to the Main Issues Report and other documents on Friday 15 February 12:30pm - 7pm Balmedie Leisure Centre. For more information see the Aberdeenshire Council website. (February 2019)
Public consultation on plans for 500 new homes and primary school in West Balmedie A public consultation is to be held into the plans on Thursday 31 January, 4-8pm at the White Horse, Balmedie (January 2019)
Join the Community Council if you are interested in local matters we are looking new community councillors. Please contact us to let us know if you are interested. (January 2019)
January meeting come and join us at the White Horse on Monday 21 January at 7.15pm. Vattenfall will be presenting. (January 2019).
December meeting come and join us at the White Horse on Monday 17 December at 7.30pm.
November meeting come and join us at the White Horse on Monday 19 November at 7.30pm. (November 2018)
Light powered speed warning signs in Balmedie, Whitecairns and Potterton will not be installed due to lack of support from Aberdeenshire Council's Roads Department (November 2018)
Bus timetables Stagecoach have publlshed their new timetables, these start on Monday 19 November 2018, more information on the Stagecoach website (October 2018)
New health centre in Balmedie NHS Scotland have stated that they do not intend to go ahead with this development (October 2018)
Local Development Plan (LDP) 2021 debate the main issues from the plan were debated at Formartine Area Committee on 30 October 2018. See our Facebook post (October 2018)