Mintlaw business park plans unveiled

Site of the proposed new business park in Mintlaw.
Site of the proposed new business park in Mintlaw.

PLANS will go before Buchan councillors later today (Tuesday), for the formation of a business park to the west of Mintlaw.

The plans, submitted by Mr M. Robertson of Aberdeenshire Council’s infrastructure services, will go before members of the Buchan area committee at their meeting in Peterhead.

A final decision is yet to be taken on the precise development that will take place on the site; this will form the basis of a subsequent planning application.

Councillors will hear that at present, one option under consideration is for the council to erect a small number of units suitable for start-up business and possibly sell off another one or two units.

One letter of representation has been received in relation to the plans.

While the letter welcomes the development, the author expresses concern about the capacity of the roundabout at The Square to accommodation additional traffic.

In a report to today’s meeting, Stephen Archer, director of infrastructure services, says the key planning issue is the principle of business development on this site.

However, he says this has been established through the previous local plan and carried into the local development plan.

“A number of conditions are necessary to regulate the future development of the site, but there is no reason in planning terms a small, successful business park cannot be supported in this location,” he says.

“The point raised about impact on the transport network is already under investigation.”

Members of the committee will be asked to grant planning permission in principle, subject to a number of conditions.