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Declarations of interest

 Declarations

Meeting:  Thursday, 16th August, 2018 10.00 am - Planning Development Management Committee

3.1 Declarations of interest

  • Councillor Neil Copland - Personal - Councillor Copland declared an interest in regard to item 6.1 (Land at Wellheads Road) as he is a resident in Dyce. Councillor Copland did not feel it necessary to withdraw from the meeting.

Meeting:  Thursday, 16th August, 2018 10.00 am - Planning Development Management Committee

6.1 Land at Wellheads Road, Dyce - 181050

  • Councillor Neil Copland - Personal - Councillor Copland declared an interest in the following item, as a resident of Dyce. Councillor Copland did not feel it necessary to withdraw from the meeting and took part in the deliberation of the item.

Meeting:  Monday, 3rd September, 2018 2.00 pm - Staff Governance Committee

3. Declarations of Interest

  • Councillor Sandra Macdonald - Non Pecuniary - The Convener and Councillor Macdonald declared an interest in all items on the agenda by virtue of their membership of Unite the Union, but neither felt it necessary to leave during consideration of any items of business.
  • Councillor Yvonne Allan - Non Pecuniary - The Convener and Councillor Macdonald declared an interest in all items on the agenda by virtue of their membership of Unite the Union, but neither felt it necessary to leave during consideration of any items of business.

Meeting:  Thursday, 6th September, 2018 2.00 pm - Operational Delivery Committee

9.9 Alive @ 5 - OPE/18/097

  • Councillor Ross Grant - Personal - Councillor Grant declared an interest in the item due to his employment with Aberdeen Inspired. Councillor Grant left the meeting and took no part in the deliberation or consideration of the item therein.

Meeting:  Thursday, 6th September, 2018 2.00 pm - Operational Delivery Committee

11.1 Housing Cases Review

  • Councillor Jackie Dunbar - - Councillor Jackie Dunbar declared an interest in the following item as a local member for the area. Councillor Dunbar left the meeting during consideration of the item and took no part in the deliberation or consideration therein.

Meeting:  Monday, 10th September, 2018 10.30 am - Council

4(b) Declarations of Interest

  • Councillor Brett Hunt - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Hunt declared an interest in item 9(e) as a former member of the Armed Forces but did not consider that the nature of his interest required him to leave the meeting.
  • Councillor Dell Henrickson - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Henrickson declared an interest in item 9(e) as a former member of the Armed Forces but did not consider that the nature of his interest required him to leave the meeting.
  • Councillor Michael Hutchison - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Hutchison declared an interest in relation to item 9(e) (Refreshed Community Covenant and Covenant with Armed Forces) (Article 15 of this minute refers) by virtue of his position as a serving member of the Armed Forces Reserves. Councillor Hutchison considered that the nature of his interest required him to leave the meeting prior to consideration of the item and take no part in the Council’s deliberations thereon.
  • Councillor Ryan Houghton - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Houghton declared an interest in item 9(e) as a former member of the Armed Forces but did not consider that the nature of his interest required him to leave the meeting.
  • Councillor Tom Mason - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Mason MSP declared a general interest by virtue of his position as a Member of the Scottish Parliament for North East Scotland.

Meeting:  Monday, 10th September, 2018 10.30 am - Council

9(e) The 'Final Straw' - Campaign to Ban Plastic Drinking Straws in Scotland - OPE/18/129

  • Councillor Alan Donnelly - Non Pecuniary - The Depute Provost declared an interest by virtue of his position as a Council appointed member on Scotland Excel. The Depute Provost did not consider that the nature of his interest required him to leave the meeting.
  • Councillor John Reynolds - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Reynolds declared an interest by virtue of his position as a Council appointed member on Scotland Excel. Councillor Reynolds did not consider that the nature of his interest required him to leave the meeting.

Meeting:  Tuesday, 18th September, 2018 10.30 am - City Growth and Resources Committee

10.2 VisitAberdeenshire Destination Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire Tourism Strategy 2018 - 2023 - PLA/18/137

  • Councillor Jenny Laing - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Laing declared an interest in items 10.1 (VisitAberdeenshire Destination Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Tourism Strategy 2018 – 2023) by virtue of her being a Council appointed member of VisitAberdeenshire Board. She considered that the nature of her interest required her to leave the meeting and she therefore took no part in the consideration of this item.

Meeting:  Tuesday, 18th September, 2018 10.30 am - City Growth and Resources Committee

10.3 Christmas Village 2017 Feedback - PLA/18/136

  • Councillor Jenny Laing - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Laing declared an interest in item 10.2 (Christmas Village 2017 Feedback) by virtue of her being a Council appointed members of Aberdeen Inspired Board. She considered that the nature of her interest required her to leave the meeting and she therefore took no part in the consideration of this item

Meeting:  Tuesday, 18th September, 2018 10.30 am - City Growth and Resources Committee

10.6 Aberdeen City Local Housing Strategy 2018 - 2023 - PLA/18/037

  • Councillor Marie Boulton - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Boulton declared an interest in items 10.5 (Aberdeen City Local Housing Strategy 2018 – 2023) by virtue of her being a Council appointed Board member of Shaping Aberdeen Hosing LLP. She considered the nature of her interest did not require her to leave the meeting and therefore chose to remain in the meeting for consideration of this item
  • Councillor Stephen Flynn - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Flynn declared an interest in items 10.5 (Aberdeen City Local Housing Strategy 2018 – 2023) by virtue of him being a Council appointed Board member of Shaping Aberdeen Hosing LLP. He considered that the nature of his interest required him to leave the meeting and he therefore took no part in the consideration of this item

Meeting:  Tuesday, 18th September, 2018 10.30 am - City Growth and Resources Committee

10.7 Aberdeen City's Strategic Housing Investment Plan 2019/20 - 2023/2024 - PLA/18/060

  • Councillor Marie Boulton - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Boulton declared an interest in item 10.6 (Aberdeen City’s Strategic Housing Investment Plan 2019/20) by virtue of her being a Council appointed Board member of Shaping Aberdeen Housing LLP. She considered the nature of her interest did not require her to leave the meeting and therefore chose to remain in the meeting for consideration of this item
  • Councillor Stephen Flynn - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Flynn declared an interest in item 10.6 (Aberdeen City’s Strategic Housing Investment Plan 2019/20) by virtue of him being a Council appointed Board member of Shaping Aberdeen Hosing LLP. He considered that the nature of his interest required him to leave the meeting and he therefore took no part in the consideration of this item.

Meeting:  Tuesday, 18th September, 2018 10.30 am - City Growth and Resources Committee

10.11 Wellington Road Multimodal Corridor Study - PLA/18/132

  • Councillor Alex Nicoll - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Nicoll declared an interest in item 10.10 (Wellington Road Multimodal Corridor Study) by virtue of him being a Council appointed member of Nestrans Board. He considered the nature of his interest did not require him to leave the meeting and therefore chose to remain in the meeting for consideration of the item
  • Councillor Ian Yuill - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Yuill declared an interest in item 10.10 (Wellington Road Multimodal Corridor Study) by virtue of him being a Council appointed substitute member of Nestrans Board. He considered the nature of his interest did not require him to leave the meeting and therefore chose to remain in the meeting for consideration of the item.

Meeting:  Tuesday, 25th September, 2018 2.00 pm - Audit, Risk and Scrutiny Committee

8.5 ALEO Assurance Hub - GOV/18/075


Meeting:  Wednesday, 31st October, 2018 2.00 pm - City Growth and Resources Committee

2. Council Financial Performance – Quarter 2, 2018/19 - RES/18/205

  • Councillor Ian Yuill - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Yuill declared an interest by virtue of him being a Council appointed member of Robert Gordon’s College Board of Governors. He considered that the nature of his interest required him to leave the meeting during questions in relation to the Schoolhill public realm project. Councillor Yuill left the meeting for the duration of questions in respect of the aforementioned project.

Meeting:  Thursday, 1st November, 2018 2.00 pm - Staff Governance Committee

3.2 Declarations of Interest

  • Councillor Sandra Macdonald - Non Pecuniary - The Convener and Councillor Macdonald declared an interest in all items on the agenda by virtue of their membership of Unite the Union, but neither felt it necessary to leave during consideration of any items of business.
  • Councillor Yvonne Allan - Non Pecuniary - The Convener and Councillor Macdonald declared an interest in all items on the agenda by virtue of their membership of Unite the Union, but neither felt it necessary to leave during consideration of any items of business.

Meeting:  Tuesday, 6th November, 2018 10.00 am - Education Operational Delivery Committee

10.4 St. Peter's Long-Term Educational Provision - Proposed Investment in Riverbank School Building - RES/18/179

  • Mrs Stephanie Brock - Personal - Mrs Brock declared an interest in item 10.3/11.1 (St Peter’s Long-Term Educational Provision) by virtue of having a child at the school but did not consider that the nature of her interest required her to leave the meeting.

Meeting:  Tuesday, 6th November, 2018 2.00 pm - Operational Delivery Committee

3.1 Declarations of Interest

  • Councillor Lesley Dunbar - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Lesley Dunbar declared an interest in item 10.1 on the agenda, Caroline Phillips Plaque, due to her membership on the Women’s Alliance. Councillor Dunbar did not feel that her interest meant she should leave the meeting.
  • Councillor Sandra Macdonald - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Macdonald declared an interest in item 10.1 on the agenda, Caroline Phillips Plaque, due to her membership on the Women’s Alliance. Councillor Macdonald did not feel that her interest meant she should leave the meeting.

Meeting:  Tuesday, 27th November, 2018 2.00 pm - City Growth and Resources Committee

9.3 Corporate Debt Recovery and Service Income Policies - RES/18/259

  • Councillor Jenny Laing - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Laing declared an interest in item 9.2 (Corporate Debt Recovery and Service Income Policies) by virtue of her being a Council appointed Board member of Aberdeen Inspired. She considered the nature of her interest did not require her to leave the meeting and therefore chose to remain in the meeting for consideration of this item.

Meeting:  Tuesday, 27th November, 2018 2.00 pm - City Growth and Resources Committee

10.2 Economic Policy Panel Annual Report 2018 - PLA/18/265

  • Councillor Stephen Flynn - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Flynn declared an interest in item 10.1 (Economic Policy Panel Annual Report 2018) by virtue of him being a Board member of Business Gateway. He considered the nature of his interest did not require him to leave the meeting and therefore chose to remain in the meeting for consideration of this item.

Meeting:  Tuesday, 27th November, 2018 2.00 pm - City Growth and Resources Committee

10.6 External Transportation Links to Aberdeen South Harbour Pre-Appraisal and STAG Part 1 Study - PLA/18/261

  • Councillor Douglas Lumsden - Non Pecuniary - the Convener declared an interest in item 10.5 (External Transportation Links to Aberdeen South Harbour Pre-Appraisal and STAG Part 1 Study) by virtue of him being a Council appointed member of the Aberdeen City Region Deal Joint Committee, it was noted that the Standards Commission provided dispensation for elected members and substitute elected members, as voting members of the City Region Deal Joint Committee, and as such, they do not have to remove themselves from the debate and any voting when discussions on the City Region Deal, its projects and funding, and/or recommendations from the City Region Deal Joint Committee comes before them at relevant Council meetings. The aforementioned elected member remained in the meeting for consideration of the item.
  • Councillor Gordon Graham - Non Pecuniary - The Vice Convener declared an interest in item 10.5 (External Transportation Links to Aberdeen South Harbour Pre-Appraisal and STAG Part 1 Study) by virtue of him being a Council appointed substitute member of the Aberdeen City Region Deal Joint Committee, it was noted that the Standards Commission provided dispensation for elected members and substitute elected members, as voting members of the City Region Deal Joint Committee, and as such, they do not have to remove themselves from the debate and any voting when discussions on the City Region Deal, its projects and funding, and/or recommendations from the City Region Deal Joint Committee comes before them at relevant Council meetings. The aforementioned elected member remained in the meeting for consideration of the item.
  • Councillor Jenny Laing - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Laing declared an interest in item 10.5 (External Transportation Links to Aberdeen South Harbour Pre-Appraisal and STAG Part 1 Study) by virtue of her being a Council appointed member of the Aberdeen City Region Deal Joint Committee, it was noted that the Standards Commission provided dispensation for elected members and substitute elected members, as voting members of the City Region Deal Joint Committee, and as such, they do not have to remove themselves from the debate and any voting when discussions on the City Region Deal, its projects and funding, and/or recommendations from the City Region Deal Joint Committee comes before them at relevant Council meetings. The aforementioned elected member remained in the meeting for consideration of the item.
  • Councillor Marie Boulton - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Boulton declared an interest in item 10.5 (External Transportation Links to Aberdeen South Harbour Pre-Appraisal and STAG Part 1 Study) by virtue of her being a Council appointed member of the Aberdeen City Region Deal Joint Committee, it was noted that the Standards Commission provided dispensation for elected members and substitute elected members, as voting members of the City Region Deal Joint Committee, and as such, they do not have to remove themselves from the debate and any voting when discussions on the City Region Deal, its projects and funding, and/or recommendations from the City Region Deal Joint Committee comes before them at relevant Council meetings. The aforementioned elected member remained in the meeting for consideration of the item.
  • Councillor Stephen Flynn - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Flynn declared an interest in item 10.5 (External Transportation Links to Aberdeen South Harbour Pre-Appraisal and STAG Part 1 Study) by virtue of him being a Council appointed substitute member of the Aberdeen City Region Deal Joint Committee, it was noted that the Standards Commission provided dispensation for elected members and substitute elected members, as voting members of the City Region Deal Joint Committee, and as such, they do not have to remove themselves from the debate and any voting when discussions on the City Region Deal, its projects and funding, and/or recommendations from the City Region Deal Joint Committee comes before them at relevant Council meetings. The aforementioned elected member remained in the meeting for consideration of the item.

Meeting:  Tuesday, 4th December, 2018 2.00 pm - Audit, Risk and Scrutiny Committee

8.4 ALEO Assurance Hub Annual Review - GOV/18/235


Meeting:  Monday, 17th December, 2018 10.30 am - Council

4. Declarations of Interest

  • Councillor Tom Mason - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Mason MSP declared a general interest by virtue of his position as a Member of the Scottish Parliament for North East Scotland.

Meeting:  Thursday, 24th January, 2019 10.00 am - Planning Development Management Committee

3.1 Declarations of Interest

  • Councillor John Cooke - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Cooke declared an interest in relation to item 6.2 on the agenda, 245 Union Grove Aberdeen, as he knew the owner and some of the individuals who submitted representations, due to being a local member. Councillor Cooke did not feel it necessary to withdraw from the meeting during consideration and deliberation of the item.

Meeting:  Thursday, 7th February, 2019 2.00 pm - City Growth and Resources Committee

11.7 Sale of Site, Howes Road - RES/19/175

  • Councillor Douglas Lumsden - Non Pecuniary - the Convener declared an interest in this item by virtue of him being a Council appointed member of NHS Grampian Board. He considered that the nature of his interest required him to leave the meeting and he therefore took no part in the consideration of this item.

Meeting:  Thursday, 14th February, 2019 2.00 pm - Audit, Risk and Scrutiny Committee

8.4 ALEO Assurance Hub - GOV/19/029


Meeting:  Monday, 4th March, 2019 10.30 am - Council

4(b) Declarations of Interest

  • Councillor Tom Mason - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Mason MSP declared a general interest by virtue of his position as a Member of the Scottish Parliament for North East Scotland.

Meeting:  Thursday, 14th March, 2019 2.00 pm - Operational Delivery Committee

10.3 Gray Street and Salisbury Terrace - OPE/19/152

  • Councillor Douglas Lumsden - Personal - Councillor Lumsden declared a personal interest in regards to the following item of business, as a resident of Gray Street. Councillor Lumsden advised that he would leave the meeting at this point and take no part in the deliberation of the item therein.

Meeting:  Thursday, 25th April, 2019 2.00 pm - City Growth and Resources Committee

11.8 External Funding for Transportation Projects 2019/20 - PLA/19/225

  • Councillor Alex Nicoll - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Nicoll declared an interest in item 11.7 (External Funding for Transportation Projects) by virtue of him being a Council appointed member of Nestrans Board. He considered the nature of his interest did not require him to leave the meeting and therefore chose to remain in the meeting for consideration of the item
  • Councillor Ian Yuill - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Yuill declared an interest in item 11.7 (External Funding for Transportation Projects) by virtue of him being a Council appointed substitute member of Nestrans Board. He considered the nature of his interest did not require him to leave the meeting and therefore chose to remain in the meeting for consideration of the item.
  • Councillor Ross Grant - Non Pecuniary - The Vice Convener declared an interest in item 11.7 (External Funding for Transportation Projects) by virtue of him being a Council appointed substitute member of Nestrans Board. He considered the nature of his interest did not require him to leave the meeting and therefore chose to remain in the meeting for consideration of the item.

Meeting:  Thursday, 16th May, 2019 2.00 pm - Operational Delivery Committee

3. Declarations of Interest

  • Councillor Jennifer Stewart - - Councillor Jennifer Stewart, the Depute Provost declared an interest in regard to item 10.8 on the agenda, Review of Broad Street, as a member of NESTRANS but did not feel it necessary to withdraw from the meeting.
  • Councillor Lesley Dunbar - - Councillor Macdonald declared an interest in regard to item 10.8 on the agenda, Review of Broad Street, as a member of NESTRANS but did not feel it necessary to withdraw from the meeting.

Meeting:  Thursday, 6th June, 2019 2.00 pm - City Growth and Resources Committee

9.3 Performance Management Framework Reporting - Place Function - COM/19/289

  • Councillor Stephen Flynn - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Flynn declared an interest in item 9.2 (Performance Management Framework Reporting), by virtue of him being a member of the Business Gateway National Board. He considered that the nature of his business did not require him to leave the meeting and therefore chose to remain in the meeting for consideration of the item.

Meeting:  Thursday, 6th June, 2019 2.00 pm - City Growth and Resources Committee

10.2 Charging Policy for Adult Social Care Services

  • Councillor Alex Nicoll - Pecuniary - Councillor Nicoll declared an interest in item 10.1 (Charging Policy for Adult Social Care Services) by virtue of him being a Power of Attorney in relation to the financial affairs of a family member of a service provider named in the report. He considered that the nature of his business did not require him to leave the meeting and therefore chose to remain in the meeting for consideration of the item

Meeting:  Thursday, 6th June, 2019 2.00 pm - City Growth and Resources Committee

10.3 Town Centre Capital Grant Fund - PLA/19/290

  • Councillor Ross Grant - Non Pecuniary - The Vice Convener declared an interest in item 10.2 (Town Centre Capital Grant Fund) by virtue of him being an employee of Aberdeen Inspired. He considered that the nature of his interest required him to leave the meeting, and he therefore took no part in the consideration of that item

Meeting:  Thursday, 6th June, 2019 2.00 pm - City Growth and Resources Committee

11.2 Marywell to A956 Wellington Road – Cycle Path (RCD5394) 19/20 - PLA/19/214

  • Councillor Alex Nicoll - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Nicoll declared an interest in item 11.1 (Marywell to A956 Wellington Road – Cycle Path (RCD5394) 19/20) by virtue of him being a Council appointed member of Nestrans Board. He considered that the nature of his interest did not require him to leave the meeting and therefore chose to remain in the meeting for consideration of the item
  • Councillor Jennifer Stewart - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Jennifer Stewart declared an interest in item 11.1 (Marywell to A956 Wellington Road – Cycle Path (RCD5394) 19/20) by virtue of her being a Council appointed member of Nestrans Board. She considered that the nature of her interest did not require her to leave the meeting and therefore chose to remain in the meeting for consideration of the item.

Meeting:  Thursday, 6th June, 2019 2.00 pm - City Growth and Resources Committee

11.3 Aberdeen Cross City Connections - STAG Part 2 Appraisal - PLA/19/016

  • Councillor Alex Nicoll - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Nicoll declared an interest in item 11.2 (Aberdeen Cross City Connections – STAG Part 2 Appraisal) by virtue of him being a Council appointed member of Nestrans Board. He considered that the nature of his interest did not require him to leave the meeting and therefore chose to remain in the meeting for consideration of the item.
  • Councillor Jennifer Stewart - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Jennifer Stewart declared an interest in item 11.2 (Aberdeen Cross City Connections – STAG Part 2 Appraisal) by virtue of her being a Council appointed member of Nestrans Board. She considered that the nature of her interest did not require her to leave the meeting and therefore chose to remain in the meeting for consideration of the item.

Meeting:  Thursday, 6th June, 2019 2.00 pm - City Growth and Resources Committee

11.4 North East Scotland Roads Hierarchy - OPE/19/089

  • Councillor Alex Nicoll - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Nicoll declared an interest in item 11.3 (North East Scotland Roads Hierarchy) by virtue of him being a Council appointed member of Nestrans Board. He considered that the nature of his interest did not require him to leave the meeting and therefore chose to remain in the meeting for consideration of the item.
  • Councillor Catriona Mackenzie - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Catriona Mackenzie declared an interest in item 11.3 (North East of Scotland Roads Hierarchy) by virtue that she was a resident in one of the streets named in the report. She considered that the nature of her business did not require her to leave the meeting and therefore chose to remain in the meeting for consideration of the item.
  • Councillor Jennifer Stewart - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Jennifer Stewart declared an interest in item 11.3 (North East Scotland Roads Hierarchy) by virtue of her being a Council appointed member of Nestrans Board. She considered that the nature of her interest did not require her to leave the meeting and therefore chose to remain in the meeting for consideration of the item.

Meeting:  Tuesday, 11th June, 2019 10.00 am - Integration Joint Board

10. MSG Self Evaluation for the Review of progress with Integration of Health and Social Care

  • Cllr Gill Al-Samarai - Prejudicial - Councillor Al-Samarai declared an interest in Items 11 as a Volunteer Befriender but did not intend to withdraw.

Meeting:  Tuesday, 11th June, 2019 10.00 am - Integration Joint Board

13. NHS Grampian Services which are hosted in Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray Integration Joint Boards

  • Cllr Gill Al-Samarai - Prejudicial - Councillor Al-Samarai declared an interest in Item 14 as a member of the Alcohol and Drug Partnership but did not intend to withdraw.

Meeting:  Tuesday, 11th June, 2019 10.00 am - Integration Joint Board

15. Learning Disabilities Service Review

  • John Tomlinson - Prejudicial - John Tomlinson declared an interest in Item 16 as a provider of consultancy and coaching support to Inspire and intended to withdraw.