This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Commmunication between Aberdeenshire council and AFC from 25th Nov 2019 to 31st January 2020'.











 
 
 
 
 
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 Planning & Environment Service 
 
 
 
Infrastructure Services 
 
 
 
Woodhill House 
 
 
 
 
Westburn Road 
 
 
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Aberdeen 
 
 
 
AB16 5GB 
 
 
 
Tel  
 
 
 
 
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19 December 2019 
 
 
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Dear 
 
 
Enquiry Regarding Aberdeenshire Council Involvement in Purification of Conditions 5, 6, 
7 & 8 of 170021/DPP at AFC Stadium, Kingsford, Aberdeen 
 
I write following our meeting on 20 November 2019, from Aberdeenshire Council this was 
attended by 
 and 
 from the Planning and Environment Service and 
 and 
 from Transportation.  A package of information in the form of 
a presentation was circulated in advance of the meeting and the comments Officers are able to 
provide at this stage must be taken as initial thoughts on what is proposed at the current time. 
 
It  was agreed that  a number of conditions applied by Aberdeen City Council when granting 
planning permission for the new stadium and community sports facility were relevant to 
Aberdeenshire Council. In particular: 
 
Condition 5 - Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ)  
 
• 
Aberdeenshire currently maintain that a 30 minute zone is required. 
• 
Proposal for 20 minute walk zone not justified and must be considered in context of 
overall strategy. 
• 
Should only operate during events, free parking at all other times. 
• 
Variable signage required to indicate when events are taking place. 
• 
TRO requires to be promoted by Aberdeenshire Council.  Details of design and operation 
to be supplied by AFC. 
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• 
TRO is statutory process, 28 day advertising and public can object. 
• 
Area Committee will determine the TRO. 
• 
Possible to promote 2 TRO’s – 20 minute and 30 minute. 
• 
Paper outlining the TRO and operation likely to be put to Area Committee in advance, 
with recommendation from Roads Development/Strategy. 
• 
Need to clarify how costs of CPZ set up and in perpetuity operational costs  are  to be 
funded.  
 
Condition 6 & 7 – Safe Means of Crossing A944 
 
• 
Need justification why pedestrian bridge is discounted.  Whilst the Police may consider 
removal of traffic the most effective way of enabling pedestrian movement, the 
practicalities for residents and non-football traffic needs to be considered. 
• 
CDM requires all risks to be assessed and mitigated, first by designing out. 
• 
Proposal to close A944 for 30 minutes after match not considered practical. 
• 
Pedestrians crossing A944 have to cross same diverted traffic on Prospect Road, 
Arnhall. 
• 
Mix of A944, Westhill, Arnhall retail, football, taxi, bus traffic all concentrated on this 
route.  This proposal seems impractical. 
• 
Uncontrolled pedestrians on Prospect Road likely to impact on traffic flow. 
• 
No modelling to show impact of closure on surrounding network. 
• 
Temporary Stopping Up Order required for every event.   Diversion signage requires 
Aberdeenshire Roads team for every event – this is not practical unless it is put in place 
by the police for every event. 
 
Condition 8 - Bus Laybys on A944 
 
• 
Bus operator input is key to confirm use of Venture Drive alternative stops. 
• 
Clearway required on Venture Drive to protect bus routes and stops. 
 
Section 42 - Applications 
 
• 
Only required for conditions 5  &  8  (CPZ and Bus Laybys)  due to specifically worded 
requirements, i.e. 30 minute walk for CPZ, bus laybys on A944.  
• 
A944 crossing is not so specific, referring only to a safe means of crossing. 
• 
S42 and purification of conditions will be determined by the City Council, with 
Aberdeenshire as consultee only. 
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If you require additional information or clarification on any of the above points, please don’t 
hesitate to contact myself or 
 
 
Yours sincerely 
 
 
 
  
 
Copy: 
, Aberdeen City Council 
 
 
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From:
To:
Subject:
FW: Enquiry Regarding Aberdeenshire Council Involvement in Purification of Conditions 5, 6, 7 & 8 of
170021/DPP at AFC Stadium, Kingsford, Aberdeen
Date:
19 December 2019 10:58:40
Attachments:
2019 12 19 Letter to 
, HFM re Purification of Conditions at AFC Stadium, Kingsofrd.doc
 / 
 
Copy of letter sent for your records.
 
Kind Regards
 
 
Planning & Environment Service
Woodhill House
Aberdeen.
 
Tel: 
www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk
 
 
Gold ERS1
 
 
 
From: 
 
Sent: 19 December 2019 10:57
To: 
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Cc: 
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@aberdeencity.gov.uk>
Subject: Enquiry Regarding Aberdeenshire Council Involvement in Purification of Conditions 5, 6,
7 & 8 of 170021/DPP at AFC Stadium, Kingsford, Aberdeen
 
Good morning 
 
Please find attached a letter from 

, regarding the above.
 


Kind Regards
 
 
Planning & Environment Service
Woodhill House
Aberdeen.
 
Tel: 
www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk
 
 
Gold ERS1
 
 

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To:
Subject:
FW: Kingsford Stadium FOI
Date:
13 January 2020 14:06:58
 
Hi
Response that has gone out to HFM from FOI Team
 
 
Planning & Environment
Infrastructure Services
Aberdeenshire Council
Woodhill House
Westburn Road
Aberdeen
AB16 5GB
 
Telephone : 
 
From: 
 <
@aberdeenshire.gov.uk> 
Sent: 13 January 2020 12:58
To: 
Cc: 
 <
@aberdeenshire.gov.uk>
Subject: Kingsford Stadium FOI
 
 forwarded your email to me.
 
Our team deal with FOIs that come in, these can be from individuals, organisations, solicitors,
press etc. There is no limit on who can ask for access to information as long as we have a name
and an address to respond to.
 
FOI gives people full access to information held by an organisation covered by the legislation
(usually public sector), unless specific exemptions apply. If we choose to apply an exemption we
need to be able to demonstrate that use of the exemption is valid and in my cases show why the
public interest in with holding the information outweighs the public interest in releasing the
information. Often uses of exemptions are challenged – there is an internal review process and
ultimately the matter can be referred to the Information commissionaire.
 
FOI applies to all recordable information held by the organisation – this includes hand written
notes of a meeting, instant messages, emails, letters, reports etc. if you have an audio recording
or a video tape of a meeting it can be covered by FOI.
 
For Planning applications we publish most information relevant to the application on our website
as does Aberdeen City Council. However there will be some pre-scoping discussions, legal advice
etc which we might not publish. We can claim exemptions to withhold such information but as I

say this can be challenged.
 
One exemption regularly applied concerns Data Protection. You cannot request third party
personal data under FOI. You can’t even request personal data about yourself under FOI, it
would have to be under the Data Protection Act.
 
Similar to FOI we have EIRs (Environmental Information Regulations). These cover anything
environmentally related and include land and built structures. In theory the Kingsford Stadium
planning application should be dealt with as an EIR not FOI but both acts are very similar and
most people don’t know the difference as FOIs can cover everything.
 
As a Council when we send out information we usually redact all third party information, which is
everything which can identify an individual. I have checked what was released for Kingsford and
most has been redacted. I accept that one or two names may have been missed in error but no
sensitive personal data has been released.
 
As a Council we would normally redact officer names, except when it’s a Chief Officer. We might
not always bother redacting material which as already been published and is in the public
domain. Under Planning Law there is a need to strike a balance between privacy and
transparency so names of individuals are shown on planning applications and reports published
on the website etc (although sensitive personal data is redacted). The Scottish Government
issued guidance on this a few years ago which we follow.
 
FOI/EIR was designed to give people access to the information which informed the decisions
which affects them and the group in Westhill is using this legislation to collect evidence which
they can use to challenge what is going on over the stadium development. That is their
democratic right and its part of the process that Councils have to accept.
 
Infrastructure Services
Aberdeenshire Council
Tel 
 




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Subject:
RE: 10931 - THAINSTONE PARK - ANM GROUP LTD
Date:
20 January 2020 11:49:19
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Thanks, the AFC / Kingsford contacts will also be 
 and 
.
 
Kind regards
 
 
T: 
   E: 
   W: www.hfm.co.uk
Registered office: 
From: 
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@aberdeenshire.gov.uk> 
Sent: 20 January 2020 11:40
To: 
 <
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Subject: RE: 10931 - THAINSTONE PARK - ANM GROUP LTD
 
 
Thanks for letting us know and congratulations on your appointment in the City.
 
Is a similar email to follow regarding Kingsford with the contact moving forward?
Regards, 
 
From: 
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@hfm.co.uk> 
Sent: 20 January 2020 10:12
To: 
 <
@aberdeenshire.gov.uk>; 
<
@aberdeenshire.gov.uk>; 
 <
@aberdeenshire.gov.uk>;
 <
@aberdeenshire.gov.uk>
Cc: 
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 <
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Subject: 10931 - THAINSTONE PARK - ANM GROUP LTD
 
Dear all
 
We have previously corresponded regarding enforcement queries at Thainstone over the years.
 
Just to confirm that I’m leaving Halliday Fraser Munro next month to take up a post at Aberdeen City Council’s
Planning Service.
 
From now on, if there are any planning queries relative to Thainstone, please copy in 
 and
 (cc’d), as they will be managing the project.
 
Best Regards
    




T: 
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Registered office: 
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Subject:
RE: A query... re Kingsford and FOIs - from   
Date:
06 January 2020 16:44:48
Hi Both
 
Both 
 and I responded to a Comms query on this matter today by
the Press.
 
My response :  Whereby any changes to planning conditions re Kingsford may
have impacts within the Aberdeenshire Council area, any future planning
application for any proposed changes to the conditions would be wholly dealt with
by Aberdeen City.  The applicant would not have to seek any permission from
Aberdeenshire Council to change conditions.   As previously, when the application
for the stadium was being progressed, Aberdeenshire Council would be consulted
on any new application proposing any changes to conditions. Until that happens
Aberdeenshire Council would have no comment to make.
 
 response : “Our officers continue to meet with AFC consultants over the
details of the measures that will be required to ensure they comply with the
conditions associated with the planning permission for the new stadium. “
 
We can let members know that we have had discussions as would be expected
where there is potential for cross boundary works associated with the stadium. We
have to engage to ensure that
the interests of Aberdeenshire are protected. As you say there is likely no reason
not to give the note as it could be asked for via FOI.
As such we have given the developer our views on their suggested changes etc –
but we need to be clear that we will only be involved in any Section 42 or other
application to change conditions as a consultee. This would go through a
committee process similar to that of the stadium application eg Garioch Area
Committee & then ISC to seek the view of Aberdeenshire Council as a consultee.
At this stage we are not aware of any live application
 
We may have to have more involvement in future depending on what is required
within the Aberdeenshire boundaries.
 
 
 
Thanks
 
 
Planning & Environment
Infrastructure Services
Aberdeenshire Council
Woodhill House


Westburn Road
Aberdeen
AB16 5GB
 
Telephone : 
 
From: 
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@aberdeenshire.gov.uk> 
Sent: 06 January 2020 16:27
To: 
 <
@aberdeenshire.gov.uk>
Cc: 
 <
@aberdeenshire.gov.uk>
Subject: FW: A query... re Kingsford and FOIs - from   
 
 
FYI, we have received the following email from 
 
seeking info on behalf of the Group?
 
Planning and Environment
Infrastructure Services
Aberdeenshire Council
Town House
Low Street
Banff
AB45 1AY
Skype: 
 
Gold ERS1
 
From: 
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@aberdeenshire.gov.uk> 
Sent: 06 January 2020 16:21
To: 
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@aberdeenshire.gov.uk>
Subject: RE: A query... re Kingsford and FOIs - from   
 
Aye, just doing an email with the letter that went out in 
 name before Xmas and the
document HFM / AFC lodged in advance of the meeting. The FOI would have unearthed all this
material so I see no reason not to share with cllrs if they request it?
 
Cheers, 


 
From: 
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@aberdeenshire.gov.uk> 
Sent: 06 January 2020 16:19
To: 
 <
@aberdeenshire.gov.uk>
Subject: FW: A query... re Kingsford and FOIs - from   
Importance: High
 
Do we have much info to provide at this stage?
 
Planning and Environment
Infrastructure Services
Aberdeenshire Council
Town House
Low Street
Banff
AB45 1AY
Skype: 
 
Gold ERS1
 
From: 
 <
@aberdeenshire.gov.uk> On Behalf Of 
Sent: 06 January 2020 16:08
To: 
 <
@aberdeenshire.gov.uk>; 
<
@aberdeenshire.gov.uk>
Subject: FW: A query... re Kingsford and FOIs - from   
Importance: High
 
 / 
 
Please may I have your thoughts on the email below.
 
Many Thanks.
 
Kind Regards
 

 
 
 
From:   
 <
@aberdeenshire.gov.uk> 
Sent: 05 January 2020 19:01
To: 
 <
@aberdeenshire.gov.uk>
Subject: A query...
 
 
First and most importantly, all good wishes for 2020 and I look forward to catching up with you
before too long.
 
Just in…any advice or info that I can share with the Group welcome!
 
Best wishes
 
 
“I hear through the grapevine that FOIs to Aberdeen City Council have unearthed conversations
between AFC and officers over the outstanding conditions for phase 2 of the stadium
development - mainly being what appears the club trying to duck out of them, as most of us
expected.”
 
 
 
Aboyne, Upper Deeside & Donside

 


From:
To:
Subject:
RE: Kingsford Stadium Development
Date:
07 January 2020 15:53:00
Yes, was thanks.
 
Cheers, 
 
From: 
 <
@aberdeenshire.gov.uk> 
Sent: 07 January 2020 15:51
To: 
 <
@aberdeenshire.gov.uk>
Subject: FW: Kingsford Stadium Development
 
 
I assume that you were bcc’d into this email, if not FYI.
 
Planning and Environment
Infrastructure Services
Aberdeenshire Council
Town House
Low Street
Banff
AB45 1AY
Skype: 
 
Gold ERS1
 
From: 
 <
@aberdeenshire.gov.uk> 
Sent: 07 January 2020 15:48
To: 
 <
@aberdeenshire.gov.uk>
Subject: Kingsford Stadium Development
 
 
Thank you for your email and Happy New Year!


 
Officers from Infrastructure Services met with representatives of AFC on 20 November 2019. I
have attached a copy of the presentation provided by AFC prior to the meeting along with a
letter of response outlining the comments made by the Officer’s in attendance.
 
Between the meeting taking place on 20 November and the response being issued on 19
December a Freedom of Information Request was received by the Council regarding dialogue
between the Council and AFC relevant to the development at Kingsford. A copy of the
presentation, note of meeting and email correspondence was provided. However, the content of
the email correspondence and the note of meeting is summarised in the letter of response.
 
As demonstrated by the attached letter Officers have given AFC their informal views on the
proposed changes. However, Aberdeenshire Council will only be involved as a consultee should
any Section 42 or other application to change conditions attached to the Kingsford development
be submitted to Aberdeen City Council. In such circumstances a consultation request from
Aberdeen City Council would be reported to Committee similar to that of the stadium
application eg Garioch Area Committee & then ISC to seek the view of Aberdeenshire Council as
a consultee.
 
At this stage we are not aware of Aberdeen City Council being in receipt of a live application
relative to the stadium development at Kingsford.
 
I trust this information is helpful. Should you have any queries please contact me.
 
Regards
 
 
 
Planning and Environment Service
Woodhill House
Westburn Road
Aberdeen
AB16 5GB
 
Gold ERS1
 

 
 

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Subject:
RE: Press enquiry - Kingsford Stadium
Date:
10 January 2020 13:15:00
Attachments:
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FOI 12867.pdf
 
I am not aware of any subsequent discussions and I’m not sure if we have anything to add? Obviously
there was the 19/12 letter to HFM which has not been released as part of the recent FOI and gives
officer’s initial thoughts on the proposals.
 
I have attached the content of our FOI which I noticed was available on the ‘what do they know’
website. It is not fully redacted in places.
 
Incidentally, I hear 
 may have been appointed to a Team Leader job in Aberdeen City; that
could be interesting…
 
Thanks, 
 
From: 
 <
@aberdeenshire.gov.uk> 
Sent: 10 January 2020 12:42
To: 
 <
@aberdeenshire.gov.uk>; 
<
@aberdeenshire.gov.uk>
Subject: FW: Press enquiry - Kingsford Stadium
 
Hi Both
 
Any comments on this please ? Presumably nothing else has occurred since our
meeting and issuing of our meeting note/views ?
 
 
Thanks
 
 
 
 
Planning & Environment
Infrastructure Services
Aberdeenshire Council
Woodhill House
Westburn Road
Aberdeen
AB16 5GB
 
Telephone : 
 
From: 
 <
@aberdeenshire.gov.uk> On Behalf Of Communications Team
Sent: 10 January 2020 12:29

To: 
 <
@aberdeenshire.gov.uk>
Subject: FW: Press enquiry - Kingsford Stadium
 
Hi 
,
 
You will see from the press enquiry below that a response on the Kingsford crossing developments is
requested by 4.30pm.
 
Would you be able to provide me with the latest council position?
 
Many thanks,
 
 
 
 
From: 
 <
 
Sent: 10 January 2020 11:32
To:
@aberdeencity.gov.uk' 
@aberdeencity.gov.uk>; Communications Team
@aberdeenshire.gov.uk>; Corp Communications News Desk
 
Subject: Press enquiry - Kingsford Stadium
 
Hi all,
 
I’m writing a piece for tomorrow’s Evening Express.
 
For background: Aberdeen City Council met with Fairhurst in November to discuss proposed
Fairhurst’s proposals to change planning conditions that allow Aberdeen FC to build a new stadium at
Kingsford.
 
Afterwards, ACC staff met Aberdeenshire Council staff to discuss what their joint stance should be in
reaction to the requests.
 
The club wants to ask for permission to close the A944 for up to 30 minutes after the game, which
would require police resources (and the availability of these resources has now been questioned by
council officers) and a diversion of the Stagecoach x17 service (which has been questioned by council
officers).
 
Someone made an FOI request to ACC asking for Kingsford-related documents and the response
contains notes from the meeting between ACC and Aberdeenshire.
 
I’ve pasted some of the content below. It should make sense, but let me know if you need any more
information.
 
If you would like to contribute comments to the article, feel free to do so. If so, I would need
something by 4.30pm,
 
For ACC – if you would like to see the FOI response in full, the reference is EIR-19-1595. The file is too
big for me to send to you all by email.
 




Thanks,
 
Aberdeen Journals
1 Marischal Square
 Evening Express
www.dctmedia.co.uk
Broad Street
Aberdeen
AB10 1BL
Aberdeen Journals is part of DC
Thomson Media
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Please consider the environment before printing this email
 
There is a requirement to build a safe crossing over the A944:
 
The current proposal is to build a bridge over itNow they want to build a pelican crossing and close
the A944 for up to 30 minutes after the game.
 
Notes from the meeting show: “Closing the A944 for periods surrounding events and diverting bus
services is also not acceptable.
“A 30-minute closure would cause chaos and massive tailbacks. Major arterial road being diverted
onto a B-class and then a C-class road – unheard of! Police would put this in if there was an
emergency in the event of a road traffic accident.
“Closing that road could potentially have traffic tailing back towards the AWPR junction – Transport
Scotland would have something to say about that.
“it is a terrible idea and it would not be possible for AFC stewards to deal with this, nor traffic wardens
– would have to be police diverting traffic. – even if agreed, they would have to do that forever, for
every major event (concerts etc). Shire roads envisaged a long ramp leading up to bridge from within
the site and then over road.
“Main obstacles – Roads Auth permission required for road closure, would not be granted, and unless
we have comfort at time of scheme being submitted, planning authority couldn’t agree to this
scheme.
“Fairhurst (the planning agents on behalf of the club) proposals are for road closure. Shire have
already rejected out of hand. Cannot design something that necessitates police invertention.
Diversion for A class arterial road is not acceptable. – ultimately, Shire view is that it requires grade
separation (by this, they mean there needs to be a way of separating pedestrians from traffic  - i.e. a
footbridge (or underpass).
 
Particularly on the pelican crossing, the staff member said:
 
“Fairhurst want to change phasing of traffic signals, but couldn’t state what these currently are,
“AFC can close Pittodrie St because their guys have been trained, it’s right outside, slow-moving
traffic… A944 is entirely different and ACC couldn’t commit to doing so”
 

There is a requirement to implement a controlled parking zone.
 
The club is looking to make changes to that.
 
Notes from the meeting show: “We underline that if Shire members do not accept CPZ, then we
would expect s42 application from AFC to remove that condition. This would leave Westhill residential
streets exposed to development proceeding without parking control.
“It’s really for Shire to agree the detail of the CPZ – costings, times etc.
“Despite reservations about CPZ, Shire agree that officers’ position has to be to promote as means of
protecting residents of Westhill.”
 
Bus laybys
 
There is a requirement that bus laybys be built on the A944 The club is looking to change that
(because they are concerned pedestrians would use these laybys as road crossing points, that aren’t
safe).
 
Notes from the meeting show: “As discussed at the meeting the other day, these proposals are not
acceptable from a public transport perspective.
“I’m not sure where Fairhurst have got their information about Stagecoach proposals to amend the
X17, presumably they have met with the operator themselves, but these proposals do not affect the
Council’s requirements for laybys.
“Bus services are operated on a commercial basis and operators have freedom to amend their
timetables without instruction from the local authority and could be changed again in the future.
“The laybys and bus stops are required to future-proof the site to prepare for any changes to public
transport operations that could be made in the future and on this basis the planning condition should
not be amended.
“Closing the A944 for periods surrounding events and diverting bus services is also not acceptable.
Bus services are required to operate to timetable and operators would be unable to register
timetables which would accommodate frequent closures on an ad-hoc basis.”
“Fairhurst argue that layby would need a gap in pedestrian guardrail – notes that it wouldn’t
necessarily be mirrored on the other side, so wouldn’t necessarily encourage rogue crossing.”
 
 
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From:
To:
Feedback Team
Cc:

Subject:
Service Request for Logging - Letter from   
 re Kingsford Stadium
Date:
13 January 2020 11:09:12
Attachments:
2020 01 13 - Letter from 
 re Kingsford Stadium.pdf
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FT – Please may we have the attached logged as a Service Request and acknowledged in the
usual manner.
 / 
 – Please may I have a draft response to this one for 
 signature. I will forward
on logging form when I receive from the FT.
Kind Regards
Planning & Environment
Woodhill House
Aberdeenshire Council
Tel: 
www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk
Gold ERS1

SR4154660 – 
 (Kingsford) 
 
I write with reference to your letter dated 9 January 2019 with your observations on 
the Kingsford Stadium plans. 
 
As I’m sure you are aware, the decision to grant planning permission was given by 
Aberdeen City Council despite objections from Aberdeenshire Council. A number of 
the conditions require input from Aberdeenshire Council, but the majority of 
conditions are the responsibility of Aberdeen City Council with Aberdeenshire 
Council having no role or mechanism for commenting on the information submitted. 
 
Aberdeenshire Council has made its thoughts about a controlled parking zone, 
parking within Kingshill Commercial Park and means of crossing the A944 known at 
each stage in the process and had to wait for an approach from Aberdeen City 
Council or the developer in order to engage in the process. 
 
The developer and its consultants requested a meeting with Aberdeenshire Council 
in November to discuss the relevant conditions and allow us an understanding of 
how they intend to deal with them; this is the information that made its way into the 
press. Aberdeenshire Council officers again expressed some concerns about 
possible changes to the extent of the controlled parking zone (CPZ) and any plans to 
close the A944 after matches.  
 
With regard to the specific points you raise, the impact on road traffic was 
considered as part of the planning application and there is no opportunity to revisit 
the basic principles and assumptions beyond information that must be submitted to 
deal with conditions; this will largely be an exercise for Aberdeen City Council. 
Aberdeenshire Council has expressed scepticism about the availability of parking at 
Arnhall / Kingshill Business Park, but again this has been considered and accepted 
at the time planning permission was granted. I understand that Kingswells Park & 
Ride is another option and the footpath from there to the stadium was proposed to 
be upgraded, this all lies within Aberdeen City. 
 
In terms of the financial viability of a project, this is not something that can generally 
be taken into account in the determination of a planning application. If the developer 
manages to deal with all the relevant conditions to the satisfaction of the Councils 
and if they are building according to the approved plans, there is nothing that can be 
done to prevent the lawful commencement of work on the stadium as the second 
phase of the development. 
 
Aberdeenshire Council will have a role to play in any planning application for a 
bridge or to vary conditions that relate directly to our interests and a where we are 
consulted by Aberdeen City Council. Implementation of the CPZ is also the 
responsibility of Aberdeenshire Council and I envisage discussions on all these 
matters will progress throughout 2020. I hope this provides sufficient information on 
these matters.  
Yours,  

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