Mintlaw business park development

MACBI Community Hub in Mintlaw.
MACBI Community Hub in Mintlaw.

Members of the public are being offered the chance to have their say on plans for a major new business park in the north-east.

Proposals for a mixed commercial site on land to the north of Balring Road in Mintlaw will be presented at the village’s MACBI Centre on Thursday (February 12) from 2-7.30pm.

The exhibition is being hosted by planning consultants Knight Frank and architects Baxter Design on behalf of the developer of the Northwoods Business Park.

The blueprint includes office accommodation, with potential to provide business headquarters, as well as industrial units and yards. A household waste recycling centre is also part of the proposed scheme.

Gary Purves, senior planner with Knight Frank, said:

“As part of the wider masterplan for Mintlaw there is already housing being built by Colaren Homes to the north of the village.

“We have decided to bring forward the proposed business park development due to demand in Mintlaw for commercial premises.

By investing in the village we believe there is an opportunity to create employment opportunities.

Gary Purves added: “We value the input of the local community and the public exhibition will provide a platform for feedback on the proposals.

It is an ideal chance for residents to have their say on what has the potential to be an important part of the long term vision for Mintlaw.”

This week’s exhibition will outline the plans for the site, which is zoned for business and industrial use.