Fetterangus house plan to be debate

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Buchan councillors will discuss proposals for a new house at Fetterangus shortly.

Aberdeenshire Council planners are recommending refusal of Mr H. Watson’s bid to build the house on land adjacent to The Allotments in the village.

They claim the proposal fails to meet any of the policy criteria for housing in the countryside.

Local councillors Norman Smith, Edie Chapman and Jim Ingram have been consulted and requested that the application be referred to the Buchan Area Committee Committee to consider the development and its impact upon the local landscape and character of the surrounding area;

It also needs to further review the development’s siting and visual impacts.

Also on Tuesday’s agenda is an application for planning permission in principle for a new house at Lilybank on the outskirts of New Deer.

Mr and Mrs Dubbels want to build a property adjacent to Lilybank and its steading.

But planners, recommending refusal, say the proposed development fails to provide a safe and adequate means of access for pedestrians between the development and the village.

Councillors will be told that the additional pedestrians generated by the development will increase the road safety risk on a road with high vehicle speed and no street lighting.

The area committee will also consider plans for the creation of a new bakery, car opark, service yard and footway at New Pitsligo.

Fraserburgh Development Trust’s plans for the new social enterprise have received Lottery funding and have the backing of planners.

They do, however, want to see adequate hard and soft landscaping plans and a programme of subsequent maintenance put in place.