Why it matters

Communities who produce a Local Place Plan can now feed their ideas for the future of their area into the local planning system and shape future development in their area.

See here for how Aberdeenshire Council will take a Local Place Plan for Aboyne into account in their future plans and decisions.

Communities who plan for the future can take advantage of funds and grants to make improvements the community wants.

Recents projects in Aboyne show how OUR VOICE can make a difference by enhancing Aboyne centre, improving road safety and much more.

Community engagement in 2018 resulted in the Aboyne Community Action Plan (CAP). Working together, Mid Deeside Community Council (MDCC), Mid Deeside Community Trust (MDCT), our local councillors, other local organisations and motivated individuals have brought many of the CAP's ambitions to life.

Successes include:

Improved paths and tracks improving access for residents and visitors thanks to the work of the Aboyne Paths and Tracks Group.

The Community Shed (Aboyne & District Community Shed).

The Aboyne Centre Enhancement Scheme (ACES) by MDCT, alongside improvements to Aboyne Upper Square by MDCC including new benches, planters, signage, trees, a new community noticeboard, a new bike station, and new benches and picnic benches for Aboyne Green.

Road safety improvements including the new A93 crossing serving the schools and community centre.

Flood prevention schemes such as the Tarland Road culvert.

Reasons to do a Local Place Plan