MIR Addendum 2014

Main Issues Report 2013 and addendum

The Main Issues Report was published on 29 October 2013 to encourage engagement over land use planning issues in Aberdeenshire. An addendum to this report was published on 8 August 2014 to gather views on a very small numeber of new issues that arose as a result of the Committee consideration of the responses to the Main Issues Report or the publication of Scottish Planning Policy

Main issues Report Addendum 2014

The addendum to the main issues report considers only six issues. Three of these are site based issues for sites that did not feature in the MIR 2013, but which the Area Committees requested, and Infrastructure Services Committee agreed, should be considered for inclusin in the plan. These relate to sites in Olldmeldrim, Tarves and Portsoy.

In addition Scottish Planning Policy revised the advice we are expected to follow in respect to the Spatial Framwork for wind energy development, and heat networks. Finally we are happy to re-evaluate the strategy that we proposed to take relating to development land releases in the light of new information that has come available such as the 2014 Housing Land Audit

While we are not re-opening consultations either generally, or on all of the 17 issues we identified in 2013, we would weclome your views on these 6 new issues and the conclusions on them that we propose to recommend to members in October. We would request that you tell us what you think by midnight on 19 September 2014. A form for this purpose is available in libraries and the main offices of the Council, or an online form can be used. These should be sent to

Planning Policy Team

Infrastructure Services

Aberdeenshire Council

Woodhill House

Westburn Road


or e-mailed to

A new position paper on heat networks has been produced to inform discussions.