CORRECTION: Please note individual letters to those who submitted a representation will NOT be sent out due to the huge volume. Letters have only been sent to consultees. Look out for public notices in the press over the next few days (I will copy here also) giving full details of who to contact if you wish to speak at this meeting. Those wishing to speak will be encouraged to group together with other like-minded supporters/objectors so that points are not repeated and that the time allocated to each speaker can be used effectively.
Aberdeen City Council last week issued a letter to all who submitted a representation notifying them of the Pre-Determination Hearing to be held on Wednesday 13th September 2017 at 9.30am in the City Council Chamber. Before this hearing, city councillors will undertake a site visit to Kingsford on Monday 11th September, leaving the Town House at 2pm. Members of the public can attend the site visit but are not permitted to lobby members or to participate.
The Hearing on 13th September will follow this procedure:
Convenor: Opening remarks, purpose and procedures set out;
Case Officer: summarises the planning application and material considerations;
Other services/external consultees (as relevant): detail aspects of the application/impact/issues;
Applicant: presents proposal;
Community Council for the area: present their observations;
Objectors/supporters: state their case;
Elected members: can ask questions of officers, consultees, applicant, Community Council, objectors and supporters after each presentation. Also opportunity to ask for additional advice and information from officers;
Convenor: Concludes session, following which the Head of Planning and Sustainable Development will prepare a report for submission to Full Council for subsequent consideration.
I have asked for information about who will represent Aberdeenshire Council at this Hearing and await a response.