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

Our  meetings are normally  held on the first Tuesday of the month 7.30 pm Craigiebuckler Church, Douglas Lounge. Due to the Coronovirus pandemic we will be holding monthly online meetings  - Next meeting on Tuesday 5th October.  All welcome to join us online.

Our next monthly meeting is by video conferencing on Tuesday 5th October 2021 at 7 pm. If you wish to join us, please email William Sell at

The general purpose of Community Councils is to act as a voice for their local area. This will involve them articulating the views and concerns of local people in their area on a wide range of issues of public concern and make representations to the Local Authority, other public sector bodies and private agencies on matters within their sphere of interest.

Community Councils are a statutory consultee on all planning applications and licensing applications relating to liquor. We are looking for residents of Craigiebuckler, Seafield and Countesswells to join us on the Community Council, so please get in touch at email to find out more.

Normally members of the Community are invited to the regular Community Council meetings which are held in the Douglas Lounge, Craigiebuckler Church Hall Complex from 7.30 – 9.30pm. These are open meetings and residents are welcome to attend.

To comply with Coronavirus instructions from National Government and Aberdeen City Council, face-to-face meetings are cancelled. We are not at present able to forecast dates or book space for any possible forthcoming face-to-face meetings. Please keep visiting this page to be kept up to date.

Proposed virtual Community Council meeting dates for 2021, all starting at 7 pm

3rd August

7th September

5th October

Local residents are invited to submit any issues they wish the Community Council to discuss in advance of any of the meetings and by email to

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Community Council Elections

The next Community Council elections are taking place in October 2021. Find out more about becoming a Community Councillor and the forthcoming Community Council Elections Click on Link

Tree Tops Housing Development

Malcolm Allan Housebuilders have confirmed they will be consulting local residents on plans to build 95 residential units (with 25% affordable) on the site of the former Treetops Hotel. 

ONLINE EXHIBITION From Wednesday 28th April 2021 an online exhibition will be available to view at click on link 

Comments and feedback can be submitted using the online feedback form, by email to or in writing to Halliday Fraser Munro, 8 Victoria Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1XB ONLINE ENGAGEMENT EVENT An online engagement event will be taking place through bookable sessions on Wednesday 5th May between 2pm and 8pm. Should you wish to participate please email no later than 5pm on Tuesday 4th May to book a timeslot. CONSULTATION DEADLINE All comments and feedback on the consultation should be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday 19th May 2021

Tree Tops Housing Development

Local History - New Housing Development in 1953

Stewarts Houses

Stewarts Houses

Community Planning Simulator

Please see details of a new Community Planning "What Is Important To You" online simulator.
This Simulator enables those taking part to identify priorities, which will inform the development and focus of the refreshed 'Local Outcome Improvement Plan'.
This will be one of many tools and opportunities for engagement with communities and stakeholders across the city as we move into the year ahead, and presents an opportunity for even more community input into decision making and service delivery for the future.
Open until 31st March- Get Started - click on link:

Refusal of controversial Rubislaw Quarry flats plans overturned by appeal

Disappointing to hear that the Council’s decision to refuse planning permission for the Rubislaw Quarry development has been overturned on appeal after being voted down unanimously by councillors.

New Fire and Smoke Alarm Regulations

New regulations<> are coming into force in February next year.  They cover all homes.  The obligation to comply rests with owners and landlords - so if you rent your place, make sure your landlord is getting on with the required work, and if you own your home, it's down to you.

 The new standard requires:


  *   one smoke alarm installed in the room most frequently used for general daytime living purposes

  *   one smoke alarm in every circulation space on each storey, such as hallways and landings

  *   one heat alarm installed in every kitchen


All alarms should be ceiling-mounted and interlinked.

Where there is a carbon-fuelled appliance (such as boilers, fires - including open fires - and heaters) or a flue, a carbon monoxide detector is also required which does not need to be linked to the fire alarms.

Plans for an Aldi store have been approved

The proposals for the supermarket in Countesswells Road, opposite the Robert Gordon’s College playing fields, were approved at a meeting of the planning committee on 24/09/20.

ALDI Store Planning Application for Hazlehead, Countesswells Road

Aldi Development

Aldi have submitted a planning application for a new foodstore with a gross floor area of 1,846 sq.m, of which the sales area will comprise 1,315 sq.m. 
The overall development will deliver 101 parking bays (including 77 standard, 10 parent and child, 5 staff, 7 disabled, 2 Electric Vehicles) alongside 4 cycle racks able to accommodate up to 8 bikes to encourage sustainable travel. The proposals include soft and hard landscaping boundary treatments and pedestrian routes through the site.

Reference 200659/DPP
Application Received Fri 12 Jun 2020
Application Validated Tue 30 Jun 2020
Address Land At Countesswells Road Aberdeen
Proposal Erection of Class 1 (shops) retail unit with associated car parking, access, landscaping and associated works
Status Pending

Please send your comments to object or support the planning application on the Council website using following link:

Click on Link


Rubislaw Quarry Development Rejected by Councillors

Good news that councillors unanimously rejected the planning application for a controversial development at Rubislaw Quarry for 245 private rented sector flats.

The planning development management committee met on 1st June, 

Council officers had recommended approval of the application.

However, after discussions, councillors rejected the proposals 9 votes-0

The developers Carttera have said they will appeal the decision.



Online Meetings

 Members of Craigiebuckler and Seafield Community Council will meet by video conferencing  starting on Tuesday 2nd June.
If you wish to let us know about any local issues or report local problems please email William Sell at - any local residents are welcome to  join our online meeting, please send an email to for a link to join the meeting.

Help for Communities

A new website and phoneline launched today, providing people all across Grampian with information on how to access social, practical and emotional support on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please see information below on the launch of the Grampian Community Assistance Hub,

The web link is and the phone number is 0808 196 3384 (8am-8pm 7 days)

There is also a further update to the 'Volunteer Aberdeen' website, available at:

Coronavirus- Community Council Meetings Cancelled

Due to Covid-19 the meetings of Craigiebuckler and Seafield Community Council which were to be held on Tuesday 7th April and Tuesday 5th May have been cancelled for the protection of our members and any members of the public who may attend. We are still contactable with your concerns/suggestions through the usual way- Facebook or email

William Sell, Chair/Secretary

10 Craigiebuckler Drive
AB15 8ND
Phone: 01224 324581







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Upcoming events

Craigiebuckler & Seafield Community Council Meeting

Tuesday 02 November 2021

First Tuesday of every month

Craigiebuckler & Seafield Community Council Meeting

Tuesday 07 December 2021

First Tuesday of every month