Craigiebuckler and Seafield Community Council

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".

Latest News

 The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 5 December, 2017, at 7.30 pm in the Douglas Lounge, Craigiebuckler Church                                                                                     Visit our Facebook PageFacebook                  Like Us on Facebook Facebook  L

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed - Viewfield Avenue, Viewfield Crescent, Countesswells Road

A New Temporary Traffic Order has been imposed with the following details :
Category :Road Closure 
Traffic Order Number : 6378 
Emergency : No 
Start Date and Time : 20 November 2017 07:30 
End Date and Time : 10 December 2017 22:00 
Location : Viewfield Avenue, Viewfield Crescent, Countesswells Road 
Description : Aberdeen City Council has made the above-named order in terms of its powers under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. The effect of the order is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on Viewfield Avenue, Aberdeen, between its junction with Seafield Road and the driveway at number 24 Viewfield Avenuefrom 07:30 on 20 November, 2017until 22:00 on 10 December, 2017ThThe measures are necessary to protect public safety during gas main replacement works being carried out by SGN. 
Alternate Route : An alternative route is available via Seafield Road, Countesswells Road, and Viewfield Crescent. An alternative route for southbound vehicles is available via Viewfield Avenue, Seafield Road, and Countesswells Road. There will be a prohibition of waiting on Countesswells Road, Aberdeen, on either side of the inset road between its junctions with Viewfield Crescent and Viewfield Avenue. This will include the hard landscaped area, 
from 07:30 on 24 November, 2017until 22:00 on 10 December, 2017. Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense. There will be a one-way restriction on Viewfield Crescent, Aberdeen, between its junction with Countesswells Road and a point 30m in a northerly direction, from 07:30 on 27 November, 2017until 22:00 on 10 December, 2017. The permitted direction of travel will be northbound only. The Viewfield Crescent restriction will not be implemented until the Viewfield Avenue restriction has been removed. The measures are necessary to protect public safety during gas main replacement works being carried out by SGN. 
Alternate Route : An alternative route is available via Seafield Road, Countesswells Road, and Viewfield Crescent. An alternative route for southbound vehicles is available via Viewfield Avenue, Seafield Road, and Countesswells Road.




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
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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.


Countesswells Road Closed 

Countesswells Road is Closed until 26th March to allow power cables to be laid to the new Countesswells housing development.
There will still be access to Ben Reid Garden Centre.
It wasn't easy to find the Road closure information as the City Council road closure website isn't being updated.


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…/

C128c Cults-Kingshill Road Now Open 

Good news that at long last the C128c Cults-Kingshill Road is now open.

There will be ongoing works continuing to the roadway, footpath and verges for some time and these will be carried out under traffic lights for the safety of the public and the workforce.

Hill of Rubislaw Development

Mr Hugh Black, owner of Rubislaw Quarry, is our guest speaker at Craigiebuckler and Seafield Community Council meeting on Tuesday 6th December.

Mr Black will be giving a presentation about the quarry which will be very interesting.

The meeting commences at 7.30 pm in the Douglas Lounge, Craigiebuckler Church Hall. All welcome.

Hill of Rubislaw Development

Major development of 280 Flats and multistorey car park with associated amenities including Reception, Cafe/Bistro, Gym
and outside amenity space  at Hill of Rubislaw, Queens Road, Aberdeen for Carttera Private Equities Inc.

Public Consultation Meeting  on the 18th November at the Chester Hotel on Queens Road. The
event will be advertised in the Citizen newspaper 14 days prior to the event.
The event would entail drawings of the developers  proposals and 3d images.
The event is open to the public from 2pm to 8pm who are invited to give comments etc.
Members of the Design Team and client body would be in attendance to answer any queries they may
Members of the 4 local Community Councils as well as local councillors are invited to a presentation
prior to the public event starting at 1pm.

Full details under Files, Planning Documents, Hill of Rubislaw


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
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Upcoming event

Community Council Meeting

Tuesday 05 December 2017

The next meeting will be held on  the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30 pm in the Douglas Lounge, Craigiebuckler Church.