Broch industrial estate improvements approved

Westshore Road.
Westshore Road.

Councillors have backed improvements to Fraserburgh’s Fairney Industrial Estate.

Earlier this week they gave the green light to the £136,020 project costs and authorised acceptance of the lowest priced tender submitted by Colin Smith Contractors Ltd.

The Banff and Buchan Area Committee heard that in June of last year, Aberdeenshire Council’s Policy and Resources Committee approved the EstatesDevelopment Strategy which, amongsother things, included development of sites at Fairney.

Since that date one site has been formed to accommodate Paul Williamson Ltd who is being relocated to Fairney as part of a regeneration exercise at Denmark Street.

The remediation of the former HBF factory site at Fairney was scheduled to begin this month and will create a site of around three acres for development.

Improvements are required at the junction of West Shore Road to enable the sites to be occupied and the works will also assist vehicle movements in and out of the estate together with increasing road safety and generally making the estate more attractive to potential occupiers.

In addition to the works at Fairney, council officers have been working on a strategy for the delivery of industrial development in Fraserburgh and a separate report is scheduled to go before the Banff and Buchan Area Committee at its meeting on June 17.