Area committtee consider planning applications

Council Chambers.
Council Chambers.
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Banff and Buchan Area Committee last week considered planning applications in the region during their monthly meeting.

In total six planning applications were brought before the present councillors, three of which had been deferred from a previous meeting of the area committee so that the elected members could attend site visits.

Councillors this month chose to attend a site visit for applications concerning Law HIll, Macduff, which sought permission for the erection of two houses and the formation of an emergency access road, and the erection of 48 houses, respectively. The former of which had seen the committee suspended briefly while two objectors were asked to leave the meeting.

Meanwhile, councillors agreed to approve the planning application for the extension to the existing Macrae’s fish factory in Fraserburgh.

The, however, refused planning permission for the erection of a house at Oceanside, Inverboyndie, the installation of eight solar panels at Crovie, Banff, and the further installation of eight solar panels also at Crovie, Banff.

The latter two applications had been retrospective applications, the work already complete.

It is understood that the owners of the property will now be asked to remove the panels, but will be given the opportunity to appeal the decision once it has been officially issued to them. The applications can be viewed online at