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  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 1st September. All welcome to join us online.

Our next monthly meeting is by video conferencing on Tuesday 1st September at 7 pm. If you wish to join us, please email William Sell at


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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.


Household waste and recycling centres

Three household waste and recycling centres will reopen 1 June and will operate on a reduced service in response to COVID-19. 
The Scottish Government has announced a relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions and from 1 June, visiting a Household Waste and Recycling Centre will be a reasonable excuse to leave home. With that in mind, you should only make a trip if your waste cannot be stored safely at home and no alternative disposal options are available.   

  • The following restrictions are necessary to protect staff and public, adapt to changing circumstances and deliver essential waste service with reduced resources. 
  • We’re opening three sites at this time at Hazlehead, Bucksburn, and Tullos to allow visitors and staff to comply with social distancing 
  • The three sites will operate on normal summer opening hours from 10am to 7.45pm from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 7.45pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The Tullos site is closed on Wednesdays
  • Do not visit if you are self-isolating or have COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Remember to stay 2 metres from staff and other visitors.
  • We’re only accepting household general waste, non-electrical bulky waste, garden waste and cardboard. No other materials are being accepted at this time 
  • Remember to take ID with an address such as a driving licence or bill with you 
  • No large vans or trailers
  • One person per vehicle and you must be able to unload without assistance as staff won’t be able to help
  • There will be traffic measures in place and queuing restrictions.
  • Expect queues, especially in the morning 

ALDI Store Planned for Hazlehead, Countesswells Road 

Aldi Stores Ltd are bringing forward a planning application to develop a new discount foodstore at Hazlehead, Countesswells Road, adjacent to the new Dandara housing development. Full details of the scheme can be viewed online at (click on link)

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions Aldi are holding an online question and answer session with the development team on: Friday 29th May between 4pm and 7pm. To attend the event or to find out more about the proposals visit the website which contains consultation boards with additional information about the development plans and associated timescales.

Aldi are preparing a planning application which will be submitted to Aberdeen City Council

Note that the Aldi private consultation is totally separate from the official Council consultation which will be arranged once the planning application is eventually lodged. It will be important to send comments, objections to the official process and not just Aldi's initial private consultation.


 Aldi Site Plan

Online Meetings

 Members of Craigiebuckler and Seafield Community Council will meet by video conferencing 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



Community Defibrillator

Craigiebuckler and Seafield Community Council has spent the past few months planning to install a defibrillator in a public location.

Chairman of the group, William Sell, was inspired after he visited a community centre in Northumberland and saw that it had a defibrillator available for the community.

He said: “The significance of it struck me as soon as I saw it, if us pulling together and getting this device helps even one person then it will be worth doing.

“We have made a good start in raising funds for the defibrillator but we are still a way off and we need help if we are to get this life-saving equipment.”

The group has since started looking into alternate means of funding and sponsors for the device, such as the common good fund which looks to support services and projects which benefit communities in Aberdeen.

Mr Sell added: “Wherever the defibrillator is donated to, it is also essential that the facility has people who are qualified to use it.”

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Upcoming events

Craigiebuckler & Seafield Community Council Meeting

Tuesday 06 October 2020

First Tuesday of every month

Craigiebuckler & Seafield Community Council Meeting

Tuesday 03 November 2020

First Tuesday of every month