New disabled parking spaces proposed at committee

Spaces across Banff and Buchan will be looked at, including Rosehearty.
Spaces across Banff and Buchan will be looked at, including Rosehearty.

At the Banff and Buchan Area Committee this Tuesday, councillors will discuss proposed sitings for new disabled parking facilities in their wards.

The removal of existing facilities will also be discussed at their May 6 meeting in the Fraserburgh community and sports centre.

The report, from Aberdeenshire Council’s infrastructure services department, asks for the 10 Banff and Buchan councillors to authorise the commencement of the disabled street parking order.

The Disabled Persons’ Parking Places (Scotland) Act 2009 allows for qualifying persons to make a request to the local authority on the creation of a disabled street parking order.

“Where a suitable space can be identified then, subject to its duty to consider the interests of traffic and the owners and occupiers of adjoining property, the authority must start the statutory procedure for making such an order,” the report explains.

Each order, the report adds, should be updated annually to take into account any new applications and if those spaces which were previously awarded are no longer required.

In Fraserburgh, the streets where new spaces are sought are: Afton Road; Ailsa Court; Arisaig Drive; Castle Street; Castle Terrace; Charlotte Street; College Bounds; Dennyduff Road; Faithlie Street; Finlayson Street; Grattan Place; Hillcrest; King Edward Street; Lochpots Road; Moray Road; North Street; Phingask Road; Robertson Road; St Andrews Drive, and West Road.

Among the other towns and villages seeking new spaces, there are requests from Cairnbulg, Inverallochy, Gardenstown and Rosehearty.

Previously awarded spaces at Fraserburgh’s Gray Street, North Street and Queen Mary Street, however, are to potentially be withdrawn.