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Bellfield Farm, Skene Road, Aberdeen - 170958/S42


The Local Review Body (LRB) of Aberdeen City Council met on this day to review the decision taken by an appointed officer under the Council’s Scheme of Delegation to refuse the request for planning permission for removal of conditions 07 (That occupation of the dwellinghouse shall be limited to a person solely or mainly employed on a full time basis in agriculture on the farm of Bellfield) and 08 (That the dwellinghouse shall be used in conjunction with applicant's business in farming, at no time be sold or otherwise disposed of as separate unit) of 88/0652 Erection of House.


Councillor Jennifer Stewart as Chairperson gave a brief outline of the business to be undertaken.  She indicated that the LRB would be addressed by the Assistant Clerk, Mr Mark Masson with regards to the procedure to be followed and also, thereafter, by Mr Kristian Smith who would be acting as the Planning Adviser to the Body in the case under consideration this day.


The Chairperson stated that although the Planning Adviser was employed by the planning authority, hehad not been involved in any way with the consideration or determination of the application under review and was present to provide factual information and guidance to the Body only.  She emphasised that the officer would not be asked to express any view on the proposed application.


The Local Review Body was then addressed by Mr Masson, Assistant Clerk in regards to the procedure to be followed, at which time reference was made to the procedure note circulated with the papers calling the meeting and to more general aspects relating to the procedure.


In relation to the application, the LRB had before it (1) a delegated report by Ms Jane Forbes, Planner; (2) the decision notice dated 8 December 2017 (3) links to the plans showing the proposal and planning policies referred to in the delegated report; and (4) the application and Notice of Review submitted by the applicant along with an accompanying statement with further information relating to the application.


The LRB was then addressed by Mr Smith who advised that the submitted Notice of Review was found to be valid and submitted within the relevant timeframes. He also indicated that the appellant had indicated that the LRB could continue without any further procedure.


The Chairperson and Councillors Duncan and Sandy Stuart all indicated that they each had enough information before them and therefore agreed that a site visit was not required and that the review under consideration should be determined without further procedure.


Mr Smith advised that the site comprised a detached house currently occupying a farm worker at Bellfield Farm, to the south of the A944 between Hazlehead and Kingswells.


Mr Smith provided some background details indicating the following:-

  • 88/0652 – Planning permission for erection of house granted 5 July 1988 subject to conditions.
  • Two conditions (Nos. 7 & 8) applied restricting occupancy to farm workers (and their dependants/widowers)  associated with Bellfield Farm.
  • This application sought the removal of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.