Aikey Brae stopover under the spotlight

Aikey Brae near Old Deer
Aikey Brae near Old Deer

Aberdeenshire councillors are being asked to progress plans for a gypsy/traveller stopover site near Old Deer.

The council has been investigating the possible use of a disused quarry at Aikey Brae as an official stopover site, having previously beenused by gypsy/travellers visiting the area.

Members of the Policy & Resources Committee will consider the issue, andwhether to progress the plans with the submission of a planningapplication, at a meeting on Thursday, September 19.

The public response to the proposals will be considered by councillors as part of the discussion.

The proposals for Aikey Brae would see the creation of 14 pitches and a water access point.

When in use, the local authority would provide one portable toilet per family and collect waste on a weekly basis.