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Please note that if any changes are made to this minute at the point of approval, these will be outlined in the subsequent minute and this document will not be retrospectively altered.

 

1.

Determination of Exempt Business

Minutes:

The Convener proposed that the Committee consider item 13.1 with the press and public excluded.

 

The Committee resolved:-

in terms of Section 50 (A) (4) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 to exclude the press and public from the meeting for item 13.1 so as to avoid disclosure of information of the classes described in paragraphs 5 and 7 of schedule 7 (A) of the Act.

2.

Minute of Previous Meeting of 27 August 2015 pdf icon PDF 247 KB

Minutes:

The Committee had before it the minute of its previous meeting of 27 August 2015 for approval.

 

The Committee resolved:-

to approve the minute as a correct record.

At this juncture, the Committee agreed to bring the next item of business forward in order that the representatives from Scottish Fire and Rescue Service could depart the meeting after it had been considered.

3.

Local Fire and Rescue Plan Performance Report pdf icon PDF 39 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee had before it a local performance report for Aberdeen City Scottish Fire and Rescue Service for the period 1 April to 31 August 2015. The Local Senior Officer highlighted that 75% of fires in the home required no use of fire rescue equipment but that they are alerted more frequently. The service is looking at a pilot initiative to identify high risk individuals and providing them with a free home visit and smoke alarm fitting. 30% of false alarms calls were identified to one individual which has now been dealt with. The Local Senior Officer concluded with advising that they are providing free CPR training which was launched coinciding with ‘Restart a Heart Day’ and the service will be engaging with community councils in the New Year to encourage people to learn CPR.

 

The Committee resolved:-

to note the content of the report.

4.

Her Majesty's Fire Service Inspectorate (HMFSI): Local Inspection of Aberdeen City pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Minutes:

The Committee had before it a report which provided an overview of the key headlines and a status update of the local action plan following a local inspection carried out by Inspectors of Her Majesty’s Fire Service Inspectorate (Scotland) during early 2015.

 

The report recommended:-

That the Committee note the content of the report.

 

The Local Senior Officer advised that the North Headquarters will move from Anderson Drive to Dyce within a timescale of 12-18 months. This move will see specialisms enhanced including water rescue capability and two height capability vehicles. In regard to recruitment and staff retention, the Local Senior Officer advised that there was not a recruitment crisis and that although staff did leave the service, they often left for opportunities in the private sector based on personal circumstances and showed no dissatisfaction with the service. There have been 33 firefighters recruited to start in January 2016 in Scotland and the majority of them will be based in the North.

 

The Committee resolved:-

to note the content of the report.

5.

Requests for Deputations

Minutes:

The Convener advised that a request for deputation had been received from Mr Charles Shepherd MBE in relation to item 10.3 (Draft Rowett North Masterplan Consultation Findings). A copy of the deputation request had been circulated to members prior to the meeting.

 

The Committee resolved:-

to hear the deputation and consider the report immediately thereafter.

 

Mr Shepherd spoke against the proposal to demolish Strathcona House as part of the construction of the proposed new AECC. He advised that his views were shared by Bucksburn and Newhills Community Council and 591 people who had signed a petition. Mr Shepherd spoke about the history of the Strathcona House. Mr Shepherd showed photographs of the unique parts of Strathcona House including oak panelling, stained glass windows and an imperial staircase. Mr Shepherd advised that the community wanted to see the AECC plans retaining Strathcona House.

 

Members then asked Mr Shepherd questions and thanked him for his contribution.

 

 

6.

Draft Rowett North Masterplan Consultation Findings - CHI/15/191 pdf icon PDF 784 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee had before it a report by the Director of Communities, Housing and Infrastructure which presented the results of the 6 week public consultation period following Committee approval on 19 May 2015 to consult on the content of the Draft Rowett North Masterplan, and sought approval for the revisions made as a result of the consultation process and furthermore for the Masterplan as Interim Planning Advice to the emerging Aberdeen Local Development Plan 2015 to inform the redevelopment of the site.

 

The report recommended:-

That the Committee -

(a)       note the consultation findings;

(b)       approve the revisions made by the Director of Communities, Housing and Infrastructure based upon the findings of the consultation; and

(c)        approve the revised Draft as the Masterplan to be Interim Planning Advice for redevelopment of the site.

 

Members then asked officers a number of questions regarding the proposed demolition of Strathcona House. Officers clarified that any discussions regarding land ownership would be between the developers and landowners. Officers clarified that other designs had been looked at to try to retain Strathcona House but due to height restrictions in the vicinity of the airport and the required size of the AECC development it had not been possible to find an alternative layout. Officers advised that any materials from the demolition of Strathcona House would have to be re-used on the site. Officers estimated that a removal of Strathcona House and complete re-build on a new site would cost in the region of £5-£6million.

 

The Convener moved, seconded by Vice Convener Graham:-

to approve the recommendations contained within the report with the addition of Councillor Yuill’s addendum that the Committee -

 

(d)       expresses regret that it has not proved feasible to retain Strathcona House and agrees to request that the developers utilise as many identifiable elements of Strathcona House as possible in the final development.

 

Councillor Dickson moved as an amendment, seconded by Councillor Noble:-

            to approve the recommendations within the report with the addition that the Committee -

 

(d)       notes that the AECC plans have deviated significantly from the plans that received unanimous approval at the March Council meeting and the Committee expresses deep disappointment that the parameters of the concept have so significantly changed;

(e)       notes Appendix E detailing the reasons for the proposed demolition of Strathcona House; and

(f)        agrees to request the development company to bring forward a report on the feasibility to relocate Strathcona House to an appropriate location.

 

On a division, there voted:- for the motion (12) Convener, Vice Convener Graham and Councillors Allan, Carle, Delaney, Finlayson, Grant, Milne, Nathan Morrison, Taylor, Thomson and Yuill; for the amendment (7) Councillors Corall, Cormie, Dickson, Jackie Dunbar, Flynn, Nicoll and Noble.

 

The Committee resolved:-

to adopt the motion.

7.

Committee Business Statement and Annual Reports pdf icon PDF 270 KB

Minutes:

The Committee had before it a statement of committee business and a list of annual reports prepared by the Senior Democratic Services Manager.

 

The Committee resolved:-

(i)         to agree to remove items 1 - Aberdeen the Smarter City as a review of existing strategies and the establishment of a renewed golden thread is ongoing in line with the conclusions of the recent Audit of Best Value and Community Planning and this will be reported corporately as appropriate to Council and/or the Finance, Policy and Resources Committee; item 3 - Management of Parking, as on further investigation a reasonable route forward could not be determined due to the conflicting HRA legislation and Roads legislation, Item 24 - Combined Heat and Power Initiative, officers will report back at a later date on the options appraisals of the City Centre multi storey blocks before making a decision on the installation on CHP for these blocks; and item 34 - A96 Park and Choose Operation, updates will be provided in the bulletin; and

(ii)        to otherwise note the updates provided.

8.

Motions List pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Minutes:

The Committee had before it a list of motions prepared by the Senior Democratic Services Manager.

 

The Committee resolved:-

to note the updates.

9.

Motion by Councillor Reynolds - referred by Council on 19 August 2015

“That it be remitted to the appropriate Committee, to instruct officers to bring forward a report supporting the need for a temporary traffic order restricting the use by HGV’s to access only on the unnumbered road running from the B997, past Shielhill Farm to the B999, with a view to the introduction of a permanent restriction.”

Minutes:

With reference to Article 20 of the minute of the Council meeting of 19 August 2015, the Committee had before it a motion by Councillor Reynolds –

 

“That it be remitted to the appropriate Committee, to instruct officers to bring forward a report supporting the need for a temporary traffic order restricting the use by HGV’s to access only on the unnumbered road running from the B997, past Shielhill Farm to the B999, with a view to the introduction of a permanent restriction.”

 

The Committee resolved:-

to instruct officers to bring forward a report to a future meeting of this Committee.

10.

Motion by Councillor Yuill - referred by Council on 8 October 2015

‘’That this Council instructs officers to report on the feasibility of locating a major item of public art at an appropriate point alongside the route of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route and what the potential sources of funding for such a project might be’’

Minutes:

With reference to Article 16 of the minute of the Council meeting of 8 October 2015, the Committee had before it a motion by Councillor Yuill –

 

‘’That this Council instructs officers to report on the feasibility of locating a major item of public art at an appropriate point alongside the route of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route and what the potential sources of funding for such a project might be’’

 

The Committee resolved:-

to instruct officers to bring forward a report to a future meeting.

11.

Downsizing Policy - Referred from Housing Cases Review Sub Committee of 16 September 2015

At its meeting of 16 September 2015, the sub committee referred to Communities, Housing and Infrastructure Committee the recommendation that powers be delegated to the Head of Housing and Communities to give the equivalent of Committee priority, in exceptional circumstances, to a household who are Aberdeen City Council tenants living in high demand family accommodation to downsize to appropriate amenity or sheltered housing where they have been assessed as needing such accommodation.

Minutes:

With reference to Article 4 of the minute of the Housing Cases Review Sub Committee meeting of 16 September 2015, the Committee had before it a referral recommending that powers be delegated to the Head of Housing and Communities to give priority, in exceptional circumstances, to a household who are Aberdeen City Council tenants living in family accommodation for which there is demand to downsize to appropriate amenity or sheltered housing where they have been assessed as needing such accommodation.

 

The Committee resolved:-

to approve the recommendation.

12.

2015/16 General Fund Revenue and Capital Budget Monitoring - CHI/15/273 pdf icon PDF 312 KB

Minutes:

The Committee had before it a report by the Director of Communities, Housing and Infrastructure and the Interim Director of Corporate Governance which advised the Committee of the current year general fund revenue and capital budget performance to date for the services and any areas of risk and management action.

 

The report recommended:-

That the Committee –

(a)       note the report and the information on management action and risks;

(b)       instruct that officers report the year end position to the appropriate committee; and

(c)        approve the virements outlined in Appendix A.

 

The Committee resolved:-

to approve the recommendations.

 

13.

2015/16 Housing Revenue Account - CHI/15/272 pdf icon PDF 204 KB

Minutes:

The Committee had before it a report by the Director of Communities, Housing and Infrastructure and Interim Director of Corporate Governance, which provided a status report for the 2015/16 Housing Revenue Account and Housing Capital Programme as at 31 July 2015.

 

The report recommended:-

That the Committee -

(a)       note the financial information contained within the report; and

(b)       instruct that the Head of Finance continues to update the Committee in consultation with the Director of Communities, Housing and Infrastructure on the actual outturn position for 2015/16 following completion of the year end statutory accounts.

 

The Committee resolved:-

to approve the recommendations.

14.

2015/16 Trading Services Budget Monitoring - CHI/15/274 pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Minutes:

The Committee had before it a report by the Director of Communities, Housing and Infrastructure and the Interim Director of Corporate Governance which provided an update on the current year trading services revenue budget performance and advised on areas of risk and management action.

 

The report recommended:-

That the Committee -

(a)       note the report and the information on management action and risks; and

(b)       instruct that officers report the year end position to the appropriate committee.

 

The Committee resolved:-

to approve the recommendations.

15.

CH&I Performance Report - CHI/15/274 pdf icon PDF 917 KB

Minutes:

The Committee had before it a report by the Director of Communities, Housing and Infrastructure which provided an update of key performance measures and the progress of key improvement work within Communities, Housing and Infrastructure.

 

The report recommended:-

That the Committee provide comments and observations on both the performance information contained in the report and also on the format and layout of the report.

 

The Director of Communities, Housing and Infrastructure informed the Committee of a number of awards that Aberdeen City Council and several community groups had won at the Beautiful Scotland Awards; Aberdeen City Council Seaton Park won the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society Trophy; Growing Smarter, The Granite City, Gold Model Award City Category overall winner; Aberdeen Inspired, Silver Gilt Medal Award, BID Category overall winner; and Powis Residents Group, Bronze Medal Award in the flatted Community Category.

 

The Director also highlighted the future refurbishment of play areas in Aberdeen with 44 out of 153 areas to be refurbished by the end of the year. Shaping Events have been held at Middlefield and Torry which helped generate discussion on areas of improvement for the future.

 

The Director concluded by advising that the Council and its partners had been successful in progressing to Stage 1 of the Civitas bid and are due to submit stage 2 shortly. 

 

The Committee resolved:-

(i)         to note the content of the report;

(ii)        to instruct officers correct the information on page 27 of the report with regard to repairs management and circulate to members;

(iii)       to instruct the Head of Communities and Housing to advise Councillor Nicoll on previous grants given to Housing Associations on properties listed on page 29 of the report; and

(iv)       to request that a report be submitted to a future meeting of the Committee regarding the recent case in Edinburgh where the Council was granted forfeiture orders from the Sheriff Court which resulted in £50,000 of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) being handed over to trading standards officers.

 

16.

Review of Voids Processes - CHI/15/278 pdf icon PDF 298 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee had before it a report by the Director of Communities, Housing and Infrastructure which provided an update on the current void property management performance and sought agreement for an action plan aimed at transforming performance.

 

The report recommended:-

That the Committee -

(a)       note the content of the report;

(b)       approve the action plan as outlined within Appendix 1;

(c)        continue to receive reports on void rent loss at each cycle as part of the performance report; and

(d)       receive a further report on progress with this issue in six months.

 

The Committee resolved:-

to approve the recommendations.

17.

Non- Housing Developers Contributions - CHI/15/200 pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee had before it a report by the Director of Communities, Housing and Infrastructure which provided an update on the current position for non-housing developer contributions.

 

The report recommended:-

That the Committee –

(a)       note the contents of the report; and

(b)       grant the Director of Communities, Housing and Infrastructure delegated authority to allocate funds to projects funded by developer contributions in consultation with the Convener of this Committee.

 

The Committee resolved:-

(i)         to approve the recommendations subject to recommendation (b) being in consultation with local members; and

(ii)        to instruct officer to report back every six months on money spent and money outstanding.

At this juncture, the Committee agreed to bring the next item of business forward in order that the representatives from Police Scotland could depart the meeting after it had been considered.

In accordance with the decision recorded under article 1 of this minute, the following item was considered with the press and public excluded.

18.

Police Scotland Report - Missing Persons

Minutes:

The Committee had before it a report by the Aberdeen City Division Local Police Commander which provided members with information on the current position with regards to missing persons in Aberdeen City.

 

The report recommended:-

That the Committee note the contents.

 

The Committee resolved:-

to thank the Police for the informative report and note its contents.

DECLARATION OF INTEREST

Councillor Delaney declared an interest in the following article by virtue of his role as Chair of the Board of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, and withdrew from the meeting during consideration of the item.

19.

Affordable Housing - Grant Assistance relating to Froghall Terrrace, Cloverleaf Hotel, Summerhill Road and Mugiemoss Road - CHI/15/295 pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Minutes:

The Committee had before it a report by the Director of Communities, Housing and Infrastructure which sought approval for the provision of grant assistance to various organisations in relation to specific affordable housing schemes.

 

The report recommended:-

That the Committee –

(a)       approve a grant to Grampian Housing Association Ltd of up to £56,000 to help them fund 8 additional affordable housing units at Froghall Terrace;

 (b)      approve a grant to Aberdeenshire Housing Partnership of up to £308,594 to help them fund 22 additional affordable housing units at Cloverleaf Hotel;

(c)        approve a grant to Langstane Housing Association Ltd of up to £151,112 to help them fund 26 additional affordable housing units at Summerhill Road; and

(d)       approve a grant to Castlehill Housing Association Ltd of up to £398,064 to help them fund 24 additional affordable housing units at Mugiemoss Road.

 

The Convener advised that Grampian Housing Association Ltd had withdrawn their grant application and would now deliver the units as mid market range.

 

The Committee resolved:-

to approve recommendations (b), (c), and (d).

 

20.

North Regeneration Area - Digital District - CHI/15/298 pdf icon PDF 964 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee had before it a report by the Director of Communities, Housing and  Infrastructure which provided information on the development of collaboration with the Future Cities Catapult to deliver a Wi-Fi network and sustainable community delivery model and sought approval to finalise negotiations with a preferred bidder for the deployment and initial service management of the network infrastructure.

 

The report recommended:-

That the Committee -

(a)       authorise officers to conclude negotiations with the preferred bidder and award the contract for delivery of a Wi-Fi network within the North Regeneration areas within the set budget of £150,000. The submitted bid is priced at £125,050; and

(b)       that the balance of the £150,000 budget be approved for use in the delivery of the community engagement and service design works developed within the collaboration agreement and with affiliates to this agreement.

 

The Committee resolved:-

to approve the recommendations.

21.

Aberdeen Local Development Plan - Proposed Plan, Summary of Representations and Responses - CHI/15/266 pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Appendixes for Local Development Plan will be circulated separately

Minutes:

The Committee had before it a report by the Director of Communities, Housing and Infrastructure which presented the representations received on the Aberdeen Local Development Plan – Proposed Plan and the Council responses to the unresolved issues.

 

The report recommended:-

That the Committee -

(a)       note the representations received on the Aberdeen Local Development Plan – Proposed Plan;

(b)       approve the Schedule 4 Summaries of Unresolved Issues, subject to any de-minimus or minor drafting changes; and

(c)    authorise the submission of the Aberdeen Local Development Plan – Proposed Plan and appropriate supporting documentation to the Scottish Ministers for examination.

 

An amendment to Schedule 4 – Issue 7 (Allocated sites and general area strategy: Kingswells and Greenferns) was circulated to members to correct a drafting error detailed on page 60 of the additional circulation in relation to OP31 Maidencraig South East, which should read ‘Page 3 of the Maidencraig Masterplan shows the area of land where the boarding kennel business is located as outwith the development boundary of the Masterplan site.’

 

The Convener, seconded by Councillor Milne:-

            moved the recommendations contained in the report.

 

Councillor Delaney, seconded by Councillor Yuill:-

             moved as an amendment that the recommendations be approved and the Committee:-

 

(d)       delete the area of land for Prime Four phase four and replace it with OP63 as a site for development.

 

On a division, there voted:- for the motion (17) the Convener, Vice Convener Graham and Councillors Allan, Carle, Corall, Cormie, Dickson, Finlayson, Flynn, Grant, Milne, Nathan Morrison, Nicoll, Noble, Taylor, Thomson and Yuill; for the amendment (1) Councillor Delaney; declined to vote (1) Councillor Jackie Dunbar.

 

The Committee resolved:-

to adopt the motion.

22.

Draft AECC site, Bridge of Don Development Framework Consultations Findings - CHI/15/231 pdf icon PDF 102 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee had before it a report by the Director of Communities, Housing and Infrastructure which outlined the AECC site, Bridge of Don Development Framework consultation (land identified in the Proposed Aberdeen Local Development Plan (2015) as Opportunity Site 13 presented a summary of the representations received, officers’ responses to these representations and detailed any resulting action.

 

The report recommended:-

That the Committee -

(a)       note the representations received on the Draft AECC Site, Bridge of Don Development Framework;

(b)       approve appendix 1, which includes officers’ responses to representations received and any necessary actions; and

(c)        approve the Development Framework as Interim Planning Advice until the emerging Local Development Plan is adopted and at this time the document should be ratified by the Scottish Government as Supplementary Guidance.

 

The Committee resolved:-

to approve the recommendations.

23.

External Funding for Transport Projects - CHI/15/279 pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Minutes:

The Committee had before it a report by the Director of Communities, Housing and Infrastructure which informed members of external funding opportunities currently available to the Council for transport projects and to sought approval for the expenditure of any funds so obtained.

 

The report recommended:-

That the Committee -

(a)       approve the expenditure of any funds successfully obtained from Sustrans Scotland’s School Cycle and Scooter Parking Grant Fund 2015/16 for the purposes described in the report; and

(b)       approve the expenditure of approximately £50,000 available to Aberdeen City Council arising from the regional Cycling Development Officer post, including £20,000 for the implementation of permanent automatic cycle counters in various locations in Aberdeen.

 

The Committee resolved:-

to approve the recommendations.

24.

Corporate Fleet Management Performance and Compliance - CHI/15/291 pdf icon PDF 926 KB

Minutes:

With reference to Article 18 of the minute of the meeting of the Audit, Risk and Scrutiny Committee, the Committee had before it a report by the Director of Communities, Housing and Infrastructure which provided an update on the progress to date on developing a suite of performance indicators to report to this Committee at each meeting.

 

The report recommended:-

That the Committee notes the actions taken and measures put in place in Fleet Services, for monitoring performance of corporate Fleet Compliance.

 

The Committee resolved:-

(i)         to approve the recommendation; and

(ii)        to thank the Head of Public Infrastructure and Environment for his hard work on this.

25.

Introduction of a Controlled Parking Zone with Priority Parking in the area around Hill of Rubislaw - Initial Statutory Consultation - CHI/15/286 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

The Committee had before it a report by the Director of Communities, Housing and Infrastructure advising of the comments received during the initial statutory consultation period in relation to the proposed introduction of a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) with ‘Priority Parking’ in the area around Hill of Rubislaw.

 

The report recommended:-

That the Committee -

(a)       note the contents of the report;

(b)       note that the £30,000 budget for the initial phase of the project is included within the Roads renewal Capital budget for 2015-2016;

(c)        instruct officers to progress with the informal public consultation required to inform a detailed design for ‘Priority Parking’ areas; and

(d)       subject to the above, instruct officers to progress to the public advertisement stage and report the results to a future committee.

 

The Committee resolved:-

to approve the recommendations.

 

26.

Garthdee / Kaimhill Controlled Parking Zone - CHI/15/222 pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Minutes:

With reference to Article 27 of the minute of its meeting of 19 May 2015, the Committee had before it a report by the Director of Communities, Housing and Infrastructure which reported back on the feasibility of allowing households the opportunity to obtain a third residents parking permit and providing business parking permits at zero cost to qualifying businesses within the CPZ.

 

The report recommended:-

That the Committee note the content of the report and instruct officers to take no further action.

 

The Convener, seconded by Councillor Taylor:-

            moved the recommendation contained in the report.

 

Councillor Yuill, seconded by Councillor Delaney:-

            moved as an amendment that the Committee – agree to issue a third residents permit for Garthdee/ Kaimhill CPZ to those residents who required one.

 

On a division, there voted:- for the motion (18) the Convener, Vice Convener Graham, and Councillors Allan, Carle, Corall, Cormie, Delaney, Dickson, Jackie Dunbar, Finlayson, Flynn, Grant, Milne, Nathan Morrison, Nicoll, Noble, Taylor and Thomson; for the amendment (1) Councillor Yuill.

 

The Committee resolved:-

to adopt the motion.

27.

Rural Roads - Speed Limits - CHI/15/284 pdf icon PDF 233 KB

Minutes:

With reference to Article 25 of the minute of its meeting of 28 October 2015, the Committee had before it a report by the Director of Communities, Housing and Infrastructure which advised of the review after twelve months.

 

The report recommended:-

That the Committee -

(a)       note the content of the report and that officers have undertaken the review/assessment in line with Scottish Government and Department for Transport guidance; and

(b)       agree that no further action be taken and that a review of all routes in the area will be carried out after the opening of the AWPR in 2018.

 

The Committee resolved:-

to approve the recommendations.

28.

Roads Winter Service Plan 2015-16 - CHI/15/294 pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee had before it a report by the Director of Communities, Housing and Infrastructure which presented the proposed Roads Winter Service Plan and explained the significant changes therein.

 

The report recommended:-

That the Committee -

(a)       note the content of the report; and

(b)       approve the ‘Roads Winter Service Plan’ for 2015-16.

 

The Committee resolved:-

to approve the recommedations.

29.

Various Small Scale Traffic Management and Development Associated Proposals (Stage 1 - New Work ) - CHI/15/285 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

The Committee had before it a report by the Director of Communities, Housing and Infrastructure which set out various small scale traffic management measures. The report also bought forward proposals associated with new developments as part of the development management process and included proposals for individual parking bays which required to be progressed.

 

The report recommended:-

That the Committee -

(a)       approve the proposals in principle;

(b)       instruct the appropriate officers to commence the necessary legal procedures of preliminary statutory consultation for the traffic regulation orders required as described in the report. If no significant objections are received, then progress with the public advertisement and report the results to a future meeting of this Committee; and

(c)        instruct the appropriate officers to commence the combined statutory consultation for the traffic regulation order for the list of Blue Badge parking bays and report back to a future meeting of this Committee.

 

The Committee resolved:-

to approve the recommendations.

30.

Various Small Scale Traffic Management and Development Associated Proposals (Stage 3 - Public Advert) - CHI/15/283 pdf icon PDF 275 KB

Minutes:

The Committee had before it a report by the Director of Communities, Housing and Infrastructure which advised of the outcome of the final statutory stage of the following orders and presented the objections which had been received where relevant in each case.

 

·         The Aberdeen City Council (Esplanade, Aberdeen) (Prohibition of Waiting – Taxi Stances) (Revocation) Order 201 (X)

·         The Aberdeen City City Council (Esplanade, Aberdeen) (Prohibtion of Waiting) Order 201 (X)

·         The Aberdeen City Council (Kenfield Crescent, Aberdeen) (Prohibition of Waiting) Order 201 (X)

·         The Aberdeen City Council (Mansefield Road, Aberdeen) (Prohibtion of Waiting) Order 201 (X)

·         The Aberdeen City Council (Migvie Gardens / Kingswells Avenue, Aberdeen) (Prohibition of Waiting) Oder 201 (X)

·         The Aberdeen City Council (Nigg Kirk Road, Aberdeen) (Prohibtion of waiting Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm) (Prohibtion of Waiting) Order 201(X)

·         The Aberdeen City Council (Usan Ness / Marchmont Street, Aberdeen) (Prohibition of Waiting Order) 201 (X)

·         The Aberdeen City Council (Craigton Road, Aberdeen) (Prohibtion of Waiting Mon-Sat 8am-6pm) Order 201 (X)

·         The Aberdeen City Council (Brimmond School Area, Aberdeen) (Prohibition of Waiting) Order 201 (X)

 

The report recommended:-

That the Committee -

(a)       approve the nine orders that did not attract objections and that all the orders be made and implemented accordingly; and

(b)       in relation to ‘The Aberdeen City Council (Usan Ness/ Marchmont Street, Aberdeen) (Prohibition of Waiting Order) 201 (X)’ overrule the objections received and approve that this order be made as originally envisaged.

 

The Committee resolved:-

to approve the recommendations.

31.

Deer Management Plan - CHI/15/288 pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

With reference to Article 1 of the minute of the meeting of the Petitions Committee of 21 April 2015, the Committee had before it a report by the Director of Communities, Housing and Infrastructure which outlined a proposed long term deer management plan across all Council owned land where deer are present and how the plan can be rolled out in partnership with neighbouring landowners.

 

The report recommended:-

That the Committee -

(a)       note the contents of the report;

(b)       agree to the implementation of the Deer Management Plan; and

(c)        request that an update on progress of the Plan be reported to the Communities Housing and Infrastructure Committee in 12 months time.

 

The Convener clarified that there would be no management of the deer population until surveys on the population of deer had been carried out and emphasised the importance of collaborative working with landowners and Aberdeenshire Council.

 

The Committee resolved:-

to approve the recommendations.

- COUNCILLOR NEIL COONEY, Convener.