Call for local opinon on scheme

The Council Chambers on Saltoun Square, Fraserburgh.
The Council Chambers on Saltoun Square, Fraserburgh.

Survey work and public consultation for the Fraserburgh 2021 Townscape Heritage and Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme are now under way.

The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded Aberdeenshire Council £5 million to carry out the landmark scheme, which will see key historic buildings in Fraserburgh such as Saltoun Chambers being restored and reinstated.

Fraserburgh 2021 will focus on restoring and enhancing the town’s built heritage making the town centre a more vibrant and attractive place for residents and local businesses.

Along with Saltoun Chambers, Fraserburgh 2021 will restore the former police station and make it more accessible to the public as well as returning other derelict or vacant historic buildings back into active and viable use.

There will be a number of public engagement events over the summer where members of the public can find out more about Fraserburgh 2021 as well as give their opinion on the proposals.

A programme of development work for the scheme is taking place in Fraserburgh at the moment. In accordance with Heritage Lottery Fund procedure, the scheme is in the second phase of the application process.

This means that the proposed priority projects, such as Saltoun Chambers and the police station, and other elements of the scheme are being currently progressed in order to be included in the second round application which will be submitted in January 2016.

A decision on that application will be made by the Heritage Lottery Fund in March 2016.