We’re on a road to nowhere at Mintlaw

End of Newlands Road, Mintlaw.
End of Newlands Road, Mintlaw.

The gap between the two portions of Newlands Road, Mintlaw, was raised at a meeting of Mintlaw and District Community Council recently.

The matter was raised by members at the meeting which was attended by Central Buchan councillors Edie Chapman, Jim Ingram and Norman Smith.

End of Newlands Road, Mintlaw.

End of Newlands Road, Mintlaw.

At present, there is a gap between the part of Newlands Road beside Sutherland Drive and the section near to Woodside Crescent, which means that hundreds of Mintlaw residents, as well as visitors to Mintlaw Surgery and Pitfour School, have to rely on one point of road access.

During the meeting, councillor Norman Smith said: “Hundreds of households rely on that one access point. It is actually illegal in its current form.”

The meeting discussed a number of other issues including the upcoming housing development at Knock View, Stuartfield, the resurfacing work at Mintlaw roundabout and availability of doctor appointments. The Community Council also heard of Aberdeenshire Council’s plans to press ahead with the MACBI sports and community hub in Mintlaw.