Crematorium plans to be lodged

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Last week saw the final public meeting on the proposed crematorium to be built at the south of Mintlaw giving the public a chance to view the plans and make any final comments.

The plans, which were generally well received at both Stuartfield and Mintlaw, are hoped to be finalised and lodged to the council next week after taking comments from members of the public into consideration.

Four meetings took place over the past three weeks with over 100 members of the public in attendance. The main issues which were raised by members of the public were landscaping, and more trees and a grass area has been incorporated into the new plans.

Applicant Robert Mackie said: “There was some very strong support for the crematorium in both Stuartfield and Mintlaw. There has been no major issues raised by members of the public, a grass bunker at the front was mentioned and we have taken that on board.

“We’ve had members of the public from as far as Peterhead, Ellon, New Pitsligo and Fraserburgh coming along to the meetings and showing their general support.

“I think a lot of people have the same idea that this build is more central Buchan and it is very close to a main route used by people from all the surrounding rural areas.”