Your Community Councillors are members of the community elected to represent the views of residents in our area in relation to matters for which the local authority is responsible. Our job is to find out what the community wants and take such action as appears to be expedient and practicable. 

We meet in public once a month to discuss issues of current concern in the area.  To find out the venue and dates of our meetings, please refer to the "Events Calendar".

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  Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday 5th November 2019, at 7.30 pm Craigiebuckler Church, Douglas Lounge. All welcome.

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Property developer Carterra have submitted a proposal of application notice to Aberdeen City Council for 250 private flats, gym, function room, public bistro and promenade along the north side of Rubislaw Quarry.


A public consultation event will take place on November 20, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Treetops Hotel, from noon to 7pm

Rubislaw Quarry

Hotel and Country Club Development at Hazlehead Park.

Carlton Rock Hotel

Aberdeen City Council have approved planning permission in principle for a development at Hayfield Riding Centre and fields to the east of Hazledene Road, Hazlehead Park.
Proposed development of a country house hotel circa 200 bedrooms, spa,swimming pool, function and conference facilities, restaurants and equestrian centre on the Hayfield site, associated car parking /alterations to access roads.
Application Ref: 141026
There was a four year delay until a legal agreement was signed between the Council (who own the land) and the developer.
We will have to wait to see if a detailed planning application is submitted.

 New Planning (Scotland) Bill

A new Planning Bill in Scotland was passed by MSPs on 20th June 2019 and will become law. Planning Democracy were successful in bringing forward key issues into the debate and they thank the MSPs who brought forward amendments on the issues important to communities. But the equal right of appeal was thrown out.PlanningDemocracy



Aberdeen City Council has published a Main Issues Report to inform the preparation of the next Local Development Plan for the City. 
The Main Issues Report examines options for dealing with the main planning issues facing Aberdeen over the next 20 years.
We would like to hear your comments on the report and the options presented!

Click on link for details. The consultation period will run from 4th March – 13th May 2019



Seagull Nuisance Public Meeting  Monday 25th March, 19.00 - Craigiebuckler Church - All Welcome

Are you bothered by seagulls? Have you any questions about seagull activity in our area? The Craigiebuckler and Seafield community has been experiencing many seagull problems in recent years.
As the nesting season is fast approaching, a meeting has been organised for residents to find how to tackle seagull nuisance in our area.
All residents welcome.
If you wish further information or have any questions at any time, please contact:

Councillor Martin Greig
85 Macaulay Drive
AB15 8FL



Welcome news that the planning appeal has been rejected- the Scottish Government reporter agreed that the plans were over development of this unique heritage site. “"Overall, I find the proposal would represent over development with consequent adverse impacts in terms of visual amenity. I therefore conclude, for the reasons set out above, that the proposed development does not accord overall with the relevant provisions of the development plan and that there are no material considerations which would still justify granting planning permission. I have considered all the other matters raised, but there are none which would lead me to alter my conclusions."

See link for details.

Dandara Development

Dandara have submitted plans for a Residential development comprising of 216 units (across zones A, B, C, D and E) with associated access, landscaping and infrastructure.

Please click on the link to view the plans on the planning website.

Craigiebuckler & Seafield Community Council are holding a Public Meeting on 8th January 2019 in Hazlehead Primary School at 19.30 Everyone welcome to come along and tell us your comments/concerns so we can submit our representation to the council planners by 11th January deadline.

Craigiebuckler & Seafield Community Re-established 25 October 2018

The elections for all Community Councils were held on 25th October 2018,Craigiebuckler & Seafield Community Council was re-established uncontested as there were fewer than 12 applications received. There are currently 5 vacancies.

See Community Council Election webpage for more details


On 26th July 2018 a planning appeal from Carttera to the Scottish Government was submitted. 

The Planning and Environmental Appeals Division (DPEA) have a website with documents relating to the case.

 More Details can be found here: Planning Appeal Info

Privacy Statement

Craigiebuckler & Seafield Community Council have written a privacy statement to comply with new  EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): see link to read privacy statement



 The Planning Committee met on 21 June 2018 to make its decision on the proposal to build 299 flats at Rubislaw Quarry.

 Councillor Martin Greig, asked the committee to refuse permission and his motion was successful.  Planning permission was refused. The vote went 7 votes to 2.

 The reasons on which the Council has based this decision are as follows:- Application refused due to the visual impact the application would have based on the scale and massing which was contrary to Policy D3. There is also insufficient onsite parking which would lead to overspill parking on residential streets. There is also a lack of suitable capacity for educational needs and purposes, the impact on the wildlife and the design is contrary to Policy D1 - Quality Placemaking by Design.


The developer now has the option of appealing to the Scottish Government to overturn our local decision and the Canadian developer Carttera has confirmed its intention to appeal to the Scottish Government.

Public Protest against Rubislaw Quarry Development


Ahead of the planning committee meeting a protest was organised by Craigiebuckler & Seafield Community Council on the evening of 19th June and a large turnout of protesters received a lot of coverage by the press and television news.

Hill of Rubislaw Protest

Please Lock Your Doors

Reminder to please LOCK YOUR DOORS even when you are in......
There was an attempted break in in Burnieboozle Crescent on Sunday afternoon. Sneak in thieves entered a house while occupied and stole car and house keys. Luckily the thieves were disturbed before they stole the car.
Keep your car & house keys in a safe place - please be vigilant if anyone is looking or acting suspicious in our local area- Call 101 to alert police.

Changes in Temporary Traffic Order - Hazlehead Events

An existing Temporary Traffic Order has been modified. The details are as follows :
Category :Road Closure 
Traffic Order Number :6657 
Emergency : No 
Start Date and Time : 31 May 2018 07:00 
End Date and Time : 17 June 2018 18:00 
Location : Hazlehead Events 
Description : Aberdeen City Council has made the above-named orders in terms of its powers under Section 62(1) of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984, and Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 respectively. The effect of the first order, which will operate from 07:00 on 31 May, 2018 until 24:00 on 2 June, 2018 and again from 05:00 to 1800 on 17 June, 2018, is to impose a road closure on Hazelhead Avenue, Aberdeen between its junction with Groats Road and a point 530m west of its junction with Queens Road. Emergency vehicles and vehicles associated with the SITA Recycling Centre will be exempt. The second order, which will operate from 07:00 on 31 May, 2018 until 24:00 on 2 June, 2018 and again from 17:00 16 June, 2018 until 1800 on 17 June, 2018, will be to introduce a series of temporary waiting restrictions, as detailed in the schedule below, to ensure public safety and avert congestion during the Enjoy Music event and Aberdeen Highland Games at Hazelhead Park. From 2000 on 2 June, 2018 until 2200 on 3 June, 2018, there will be a waiting restriction on either side of Riverside Drive, Aberdeen, between its junction with the B9077, Great Southern Road and its southernmost junction with Riverside Terrace. SCHEDULE • Hazelhead Avenue - both sides from its junction with Queens Road to its junction with Hazelhead Policies Road. • Groats Road - both sides from its junction with Queens Road to its junction with Hazelhead Road. • Groats Road – east side, from its junction with Hazelhead Avenue to a point 160 metres or thereby, north of its junction with Hazelhead Avenue. • Groats Road - east side, between its junctions with Queens Road to a point 73 metres or thereby, south of its junction with Queens Road. • Hazelhead Policies Road - both sides from its junction with Hazelhead Avenue to its junction with Hazeldene Road • Un-named Road between Somebody Cares and Hazeldene Road - both sides for its entire length • Hazeldene Road - both sides from its junction with Queens Road to a point 200m or thereby west of its junction with Hazelhead Policies Road. • Bus Turning Circle Road adjacent to Hazelhead Park entrance - both sides, from its junction with Queens Road to its most westerly point. • Un-named Road, Countesswells to Hazeldene Road - both sides, from its junction of Hazeldene Road to a point 225m west. • Un-named Road, Groats Road and Hazelhead Avenue to Hazeldene Road - both sides, from its junction with Groats Road and Hazelhead Avenue to its junction with Hazeldene Road. • Queens Road – both sides, from its junction with Hazeldene Road to its junction with Kingsgate. 
Alternate Route : An alternative route is available via Queens Road and Groats Road. 

15A Evening Bus Service

Stagecoach will be taking over the 15A evening bus service from 30th April.
Service 15A  Click on link for Timetable
Craigiebuckler – Aberdeen City Centre via Airyhall – Evening Service

From 30th April the operation of the service 15A, evening service between Craigiebuckler/Airyhall and Aberdeen City Centre will transfer to Stagecoach North Scotland from First Aberdeen following the tendering exercise. Sunday services will be withdrawn on this service with journeys from Monday to Saturday following the same timetable as the existing service.

The fare structure on this service will be amended to follow Stagecoach North Scotland’s fare structure as the new operator of the service. First Aberdeen and Stagecoach season passes will be accepted on this service

Hill of Rubislaw Development for 300 Flats

Carttera have submitted a planning application for:

Residential development (across ten storeys and three basement levels) consisting of 299 private flats, gym, function room, public heritage bistro, promenade, car parking and amenity space. Click on Link for Full Details of Planning Application

Craigiebuckler & Seafield Community Coucil are organising a joint public meeting with Queen's Cross & Harlaw Community Council - PUBLIC MEETING A public meeting has been organised to get local residents views on the proposed development for 300 flats on the edge of Rubislaw Quarry. Wednesday 28th March at Harlaw Academy 7pm - Everyone welcome.  [18/20 Albyn Place Aberdeen AB10 1RG]

 Hill of Rubislaw

Dandara Development for 250 Homes - Pinewood/Hazledene Site

Link to Planning website

Dandara are holding a public event to present their proposals which will come forward as an application for full
planning permission. It is proposed that this event will be held on Thursday 15th March 2018
at: Hazelwood Sales Suite, Countesswells Road, Aberdeen. This is considered to be an accessible venue within proximity of the site. The event will run from 3pm until 8pm. More details will be posted as soon as we get them.

Baird Family Hospital & Anchor Unit Newsletter follow link



Neighbourhood Alert friend and family request

Police Scotland's North East Division covers rural and urban areas in Moray, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City.


The Community Policing Teams are supported by dedicated Crime Reduction Officers who assist them in their work to promote crime reduction and progress prevention opportunities which we see as key to reducing crime and antisocial behaviour in your area.


Whilst crime reduction advice is regularly provided to individuals who raise a specific query, the fact that you are reading this message means that you are already aware of the Neighbourhood Alert and Rural Watch systems which now affords Police Scotland and our partners an exciting new opportunity to send e-mail messages relating to local crime trends and containing crime prevention advice quickly and effectively to a wide audience, but which can be targeted to particular streets or communities if required.


As you know, any individual can sign-up to receive these e-mail messages, either for themselves or on behalf of their community group, and the sign-up process allows the recipient to specify the type of information that they are interested in and from what source.  Neighbourhood Watch Scotland, who coordinate this resource, work with a range of partners in the public sector to provide information not only on crime prevention but also on matters of community safety and resilience.


You already know all this of course, but please share this opportunity widely with friends, family and work colleagues.  The more people who sign up, the more effective the system and its information sharing capabilities becomes, allowing communities to become better informed and make better decisions that will help keep the North East one of the safest places in Scotland to live & work.


Remember, your friends, family and work colleagues can sign up at:


Neighbourhood Alert:

Rural Watch:


We now have over 1500 members receiving our messages in the North East and with your help, we hope to continue increasing that number.


Thank you and happy new year from North East Division!


Inspector Colin Taylor

Safer Communities





New Coffee Shop for Seafield Shops- the plans were discussed at this weeks community council meeting and there was all round support for this welcome addition to the Seafield shops.

Seafield Shops

Congratulations to Friends of Johnston Gardens on winning Keep Scotland Beautiful Level 4 Thriving Award

Walker Dam hedge planting this Saturday 11th November at 12 noon. Anyone wanting to volunteer to help with planting some hedge row plants please come along to the Dam.


New Planning Application - Kinaldie Crescent for Subdivision of residential curtilage and erection of residential dwellinghouse

 We have been given an extension until 10th November to submit comments to this planning application, please let us know your comments/concerns, email or come along to our meeting on Tuesday 7th November at 7.30pm

Kinaldie Crescent

Location Plan


Click here for details of the planning application


Dandara Care Home and Retirement Village Approved by Planning Committee on 28/09/2017

A visit to the site was held on Thursday 28th September and later that day the planning committee voted to grant planning permission for the 3-storey 81 bed care home in Zone A and 116 flat retirement village in Zone F but the retirement village is subject to planning conditions, the committee imposed a requirement on the developer to incorporate a low cost ‘affordable’ element in the build. This requirement will have to go back to Dandara for discussission. If Dandara refuse to agree to this affordable element it is likely that the planning application will come back to the planning committee for another decision.

Hill of Rubislaw Development for 300 Flats

 Hill of Rubislaw Development for 300 Flats - See Posters from Consultation at Chester Hotel:



Have your say on the proposed Hill of Rubislaw Development for 300 Flats


Hill of Rubislaw

Let First Bus know what you think
Go to…

Sweet Sour



Dandara Planning Application for 3-Storey 81 bed Care Home Zone A -Hazledene Road 


Dandara have submitted a planning application for a 3-storey 81 bed care home in Zone A across from Hazledene Manor with a new access road onto Hazledene Road.


Our Community Council will hold a public meeting in Hazlehead Academy, commencing at 7 pm on Tuesday 23rd May. We are keen to hear your views, concerning this proposed development, and shall welcome your attendance.



Reference 170525/DPP
Application Received Tue 09 May 2017
Application Validated Thu 11 May 2017
Address Zone A (site Between) Countesswells Road/Hazledene Road Aberdeen
Proposal Erection of care home and 4 dwellings



More details on the Aberdeen City Council website



Dandara Forced to Dig Up 90 Road Drains

Dandara forced to dig up 90 raod drains by Aberdeen City Council as they were not installed properly.



Dandara Submits Plans for 116 Properties

Dandara has submitted proposals to develop the homes, including a retirement village, in the Pinewood area of Countesswells.

The site is situated close to Robert Gordon’s College playing fields.


See the City Council website for details of the plans

Please let the Community Council know of any concerns and comments so we can include in our representation to the City Council- deadline for comments is 5th April.

 Zone F Flats

Friends of Walker Dam Open Evening 

An Open Night will be held on Tuesday 21st March at 7pm in the Douglas Lounge,  Craigiebuckler Church, to raise public awareness of the recent important developments at Walker Dam. Please come along to find out more-Everyone Welcome.

Walker Dam Bridge Construction March 2017Walker Dam Bridge

 Read an interesting article on the Walker Dam Past, Present & Future by William Sell

Kinaldie Crescent Planning Appeal Dismissed

 Decision by Karen Heywood, a Reporter appointed by the Scottish Ministers, • Planning appeal reference: PPA-100-2075

• Site address: 22 Kinaldie Crescent, Aberdeen, AB15 8HX

• Appeal by Mr Neil Greig against the decision by Aberdeen City Council

• Application for planning permission dated 27 February 2015, reference P150311, refused by notice dated 8 June 2016

• The development proposed: erection of new dwelling house and associated works

• Date of site visit by Reporter: 5 October 2016

Date of appeal decision: 2 February 2017

I dismiss the appeal and refuse planning permission.
1. I am required to determine this appeal in accordance with the development plan,
unless material considerations indicate otherwise. Having regard to the provisions of the
development plan, the main issues in this appeal are the change in the use of the area of
public open space off Kemnay Place and the loss of four trees along the existing boundary
between the garden area at 22 Kinaldie Cresent and the open space.


Disused Hazlehead Swimming Pool

Concerns have been raised about the state of Hazlehead Swimming Pool that was closed down last year and there has been a suggestion to open it as a Community Facility.…/plea-to-find-new-use-fo…/


The No 15A subsidised evening bus service will be discussed at a Council meeting onTuesday 24th January 2017 . Let's hope this vital bus service will be allowed to continue for another year.…/vital-aberdeen-bus-ser…/



Flooding Issues at Dandara Development

After recent building work in Zone G the burn that feeds Cooper's pond has completely dried up and nearby houses in Countesswells Crescent have been flooded with water entering their gardens and even in the crawl spaces under the floor of the houses. Local Councillor Martin Greig is raising this serious issue  with Dandara and the City Council and it will be discussed at our Community Council meeting on Tuesday 4th October.

Dandara BungalowsDandara Zone G BungalowsBurn Completely DryBurn Dry

Dandara Littering the Local Community

Dandara have been littering the local community with plastic sheeting blown around their site and sheets of plastic floating in both Retention Ponds. this was reported to their site manager several weeks ago - Another example of Dandara ignoring the local community.

Plastic Sheeting Littering Core Path

Plastic Sheeting in Retention Ponds

Plastic Sheeting Littering Core Path

Kinaldie Crescent Appeal

An appeal has been lodged with the Scottish Government against refusal of planning permission, Halliday Fraser Munro have appealed on behalf of Mr & Mrs Greig. Craigiebuckler & Seafield Community sent a letter in response to the planning appeal to the Scottish Government reporter on 5th August 2016. The letter is contained in September Planning Report.

Plans for Hazlehead Hotel and Country Club Shelved

 As reported in the Evening Express: “A retirement village including a hospital is being lined up to replace a £50 million scheme for a fivestar country club complex, the Evening Express can reveal today. Scottish Ministers backed plans to create the 200-bedroom hotel – which would also include a restaurant, spa and swimming facilities – at Hazlehead Park in June last year. But developer Carlton Rock, led by Aberdeen businessman Alan Massie, now hopes to create a village which would include a private hospital with 60 beds, a nursing home consisting of 40 to 60 bedrooms as well as homes and apartments. The major development by Carlton Rock could also involve up to 60 flats for those aged over 55, 30 to 60 residential properties and a church. Shops are also being proposed for the area. The project, along with the creation of 55 homes on the former Dobbies Garden Centre and Nursery on Aberdeen’s Hazledene Road situated nearby, would be worth between £50m and £60m.”



New Evening Bus Service -

The No.15 bus route will operate an Evening service 15A starting tomorrow 13th June, this will be oprated by First Bus - See Evening Timetable


Dandara Development

Dandara have submitted a planning proposal for a housing development of 100-250 houses including a Retirement Village at Zone F  ( next to rear gardens at Pinewood and next to Countesswells Road). A public meeting is to be held on Wed 22nd June at the sales pod. 



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Craigiebuckler and Seafield Community Council
AB15 8AA

Upcoming event

Craigiebuckler & Seafield Community Council Meeting

Tuesday 03 December 2019

Held on the first Tuesday of every month