Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Sheddocksley Road

Start Date and Time : 27 February 2024 04:00 
End Date and Time : 29 March 2024 17:00 
Location : Sheddocksley Road

Description : The effect of the order is to impose temporary prohibition of driving on Sheddocksley Road, Aberdeen from Kingsford Road Junction to South Boundary of number 8 Sheddocksley Road.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side of the same stretch of road for the durations of the works.

Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones.

The restrictions are in the interests of public safety during ACC road maintenance works. 

Alternate Route : N/A

Temporary Traffic Order – Kingswells Crescent

Start Date and Time : 11 March 2024 04:00 
End Date and Time : 22 March 2024 17:00 
Location : Kingswells Crescent 

Description : The effect of the order is to impose a prohibition of driving on Kingswells Crescent, Aberdeen from Chapel of Stoneywood to Concraig Gardens. There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side of the same stretch of carriageway. Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense. The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones. Access will be maintained for residents when safe to do so. The measure is necessary to protect public safety during ACC Road Maintenance Works. 

Residents encouraged to represent communities

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People living in Sheddocksley, Mastrick and Summerhill are being invited to stand and represent their communities in upcoming Community Council elections.  Numbers have fallen on the local community council and this has offered an opportunity for some more local residents to get involved.

Local councillor for Kingswells, Sheddocksley & Summerhill Steve Delaney, who served on community councils for a number of years said, “Community councils were created to ensure the views of local communities are heard. Community councils are statutory consulates on Planning and Licensing applications and they often respond to consultations by ACC, NHS and other public”.

“Some community councils produce local newsletters and others organise local events including family fun days, litter picks and more. It’s a great opportunity to get involved, helping out with current initiatives and putting forward new ideas”.

There are no special skills or previous experience required to stand for election, but anyone interested is encouraged to have a keen interest in their local community and be public spirited.  

Candidates must be at least 16 years old and be named on the current electoral register for the community council area in which they live in.  

The closing date for nominations is Thursday 21 March at 4pm, with the notice of poll or uncontested election being on Monday 1 April.  

Those interested in standing as a Community Councillor and would like more information should contact Karen Finch, Community Liasion Officer at communitycouncils@aberdeencity.gov.uk or telephone 01224 053945. You can also find out more online. 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Gairsay Road

Start Date and Time : 11 December 2023 08:00
End Date and Time : 17 February 2024 18:00

Location : Gairsay 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 close Gairsay Road, Aberdeen, from the Chap construction site access to the access road at the electricity sub-station, from 08:00 on 11 December 2023, until 18:00 on 22 December 2023.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side of the same stretch of road.

An alternative route is available via Stronsay Drive, Eday Road, and Eday Drive.

From 08:00 on 8 January 2024, until 18:00 on 17 February 2024, Gairsay Road, Aberdeen, will be one-way from the Chap construction site access to the access road at the electricity sub-station.

The permitted direction of travel will be westbound only.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side of the same stretch of road.

An alternative route is available via Eday Drive, Eday Road, and Stronsay Drive.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during gully connection and footway construction works.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to JKR Contractors on 01358 701665, or info@jkrcontractors.com

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Lang Stract / Fernhill Drive

Start Date and Time : 08 November 2023 07:30 
End Date and Time : 05 January 2023 16:00 
Location : Lang Stract / Fernhill Drive 

Description : There will be lane closures in place on the Lang Stract, Aberdeen, from approximately 50m west of the junction with Fernhill Drive to the entrance to Lidl.

The Lane closure will start on the north side of the eastbound carriageway and alternate to the centre lanes and south side of the westbound carriageway during the works.

There will also be a one way system in place for part of the works on Fernhill Drive between Lang Stract and Burnbrae Crescent, prohibition of driving will be northbound.

The diversion route for when this restriction is in place will be Springhill Road and Greenfern Road. The bus lane for west bound traffic on Lang Stract will be suspended between Lamppost 57 (opposite number 229) to entrance to Lidl for the full duration of the works.

The restrictions are in the interests of public safety during ACC road maintenance works. 

New Temporary Traffic Lights Imposed – Lang Stracht

Start Date and Time : 08 November 2023 07:30 
End Date and Time : 05 January 2024 16:00 

Location : Lang Stracht 

Description : There will be temporary traffic signals on Lang Stracht at its junction with Fernhill Drive.

These signals will operate 24 hours a day while the traffic signals, islands, crossings and kerbs in the area are refurbished.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Aberdeen City Council on 03000200292, or Roadworkscoordination@aberdeencity.gov.uk

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Lewis Road

Start Date and Time : 25 October 2023 17:00 
End Date and Time : 07 November 2023 17:00 

Location : Lewis Road 

Description : From 17:00 on 25 October 2023, for up to two weeks, Lewis Road, Aberdeen, will be closed from Taransay Crescent to the access to Taransay Court to allow SGN to carry out emergency works to repair a leak on a gas main.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Scotland Gas Networks on 0800 912 1700, or customer@sgn.co.uk

Alternate Route : An alternative route is available via Arran Avenue.

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Derbeth Grange

Start Date and Time : 25 October 2023 04:00 
End Date and Time : 11 November 2023 17:00 
Location : Derbeth Grange

Description : The effect of the order is to impose a prohibition of driving on Derbeth Grange, Aberdeen, both entrances to Derbeth Grange from Kingswells Crescent to Derbeth Walk (including the junctions with Derbeth Walk).

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side of the same stretch of carriageway.

Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones.

The restrictions are in the interests of public safety during ACC road maintenance works. 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Gairsay Road

Start Date and Time : 23 October 2023 08:00 
End Date and Time : 26 October 2023 18:00 
Location : Gairsay 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, which will operate from 08:00 on 23 October 2023, until 18:00 on 26 October 2023, is to close Gairsay Road, Aberdeen, from the access road at the electricity sub-station to the boundary between numbers 13 and 15 Gairsay Road.

An alternative route is available via Eday Drive, Eday Road, and Stronsay Drive. Also, there will be a prohibition of waiting on either side of Gairsay Road, Aberdeen, from a point 10m east of the electricity sub-station access road to the driveway at number 15 Gairsay Road, and also on the electricity sub-station access road. Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owners’ expense.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during gas main installation works. Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to JKR Contractors on 01358 701665, or info@jkrcontractors.com

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – City Fibre 82/New Park Road

Start Date and Time : 09 October 2023 09:00 
End Date and Time : 10 October 2023 17:00 
Location : City Fibre 82/New Park 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, which will operate from 09:00 on 9th October, 2023, until 17:00 on 10th October, 2023, is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on New Park Road, Aberdeen, from the boundary between number 10 and 12 New Park Road to the boundary between number 16 and 18 New Park Road.

An alternative route is available via Mastrick Drive and Arnage Drive.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side on the same stretch of road. Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense.

Access to properties will be maintained, but no through traffic will be possible.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during duct laying works being carried out by City Fibre.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to GCU (UK) Ltd on 08001114669, or roadworkscoordination@aberdeencity.gov.uk 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Greenfern Avenue

Start Date and Time : 29 September 2023 08:00 
End Date and Time : 29 September 2023 17:00 
Location : Greenfern Avenue 

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, which will operate from 08:00 until 17:00 on 29 September 2023, is to close Greenfern Avenue, Aberdeen, from its junction with Fernhill Road to the northern boundary of number 12 Greenfern Road.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side of the same stretch of road. Access to properties will be maintained, but no through traffic will be possible.

An alternative route is available via Fernhill Road, Springfield Road, and Greenfern Road.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during works for BT Openreach.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Freeflow on 01355 204 311, or mail@freeflowtm.co.uk 

New Temporary Traffic Lights Imposed – Kingswells Avenue

Start Date and Time : 06 September 2023 09:30
End Date and Time : 29 September 2023 15:30
Location : Kingswells Avenue
Description : There will be temporary traffic signals on Kingswells Avenue between its junction with Cromar Gardens and its junction with Midmar View. These signals will operate 24 hours a day while Mainetenance works are carried out on Cloghill Farm Road. Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to the 03000200292, or roadworkscoordination@aberdeencity.gov.uk

New Temporary Traffic Lights Imposed – Mastrick Road

Start Date and Time : 24 August 2023 09:00
End Date and Time : 25 August 2023 17:00
Location : Mastrick Road
Description : There will be temporary traffic signals on Mastrick Road 100m west of its junction with North Anderson Drive. These signals will operate 24 hours a day while works are carried out to lay fibre ducts in the area. Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to GCU (UK) Ltd on 08001114669, or roadworkscoordination@aberdeencity.gov.uk

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – City Fibre 67/Kingswells Avenue

Start Date and Time : 30 August 2023 09:00 
End Date and Time : 30 August 2023 17:00 
Location : City Fibre 67/Kingswells Avenue

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, which will operate from 09:00 until 17:00 on 30th August, 2023, is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on Kingswells Avenue, Aberdeen, between its junction with Cromar Gardens and the entrance to Kingswells Primary School.

An alternative route is available via Kingswood Drive and Kingswells Crescent.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side on the same stretch of road.

Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense.

Access to properties will be maintained, but no through traffic will be possible.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during duct laying works being carried out by City Fibre.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to GCU (UK) Ltd on 08001114669, or roadworkscoordination@aberdeencity.gov.uk 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Whitemyres Avenue

Start Date and Time : 17 July 2023 07:00 
End Date and Time : 19 July 2023 07:00 
Location : Whitemyres Avenue 

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 close Whitemyres Avenue, Aberdeen, from its junction with Whitemyres Place to the access to Whitemyres Business Centre, from 07:00 on 17 July 2023 until 07:00 on 18 July 2023, and also from the western access at Booker to the access 17m in a westerly direction, from 07:00 on 18 July 2023 until 07:00 on 19 July 2023.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on the same stretches of road.

An alternative route is available via Whitemyres Place, Lang Stracht, and Mastrick Drive.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during works for Scottish Water.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Contraflow on 01738 449901, or scottishwater@contraflow.co.uk 

New Temporary Traffic Lights Imposed – Stronsay Drive

Start Date and Time : 28 June 2023 09:30 
End Date and Time : 28 June 2023 16:00 
Location : Stronsay Drive 
Description : There will be temporary traffic signals on Stronsay Drive at its junctions with Eday Road & Stronsay Place. These signals will operate during working hours while survey works are carried out in the area. Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Contraflow on applications@contraflow.co.uk or 01236862400 

Changes to Kingswells Bus Service

Additional funding was secured earlier this week which will allow the Kingswells bus to continue offering a full daytime service when the new service commences on 12th June. This follows on from the Council’s budget meeting where the service, originally at risk of being withdrawn, was reduced to cover peak times only with no buses running between 10am and 4pm.

Local councillor Steve Delaney supported a resident led campaign to save the X40 when First were proposing its withdrawal in 2016. Following that withdrawal in 2017 he continued the fight for bus services in the Council chamber and Aberdeen City Council has since then provided a bus service (currently operated on their behalf by Stagecoach)  for  Kingswells. Steve attended a public meeting a few weeks ago and assured residents that he would do what he could to try to achieve a better outcome from that which was passed at the budget meeting. 

Stagecoach were the preferred bidder following a tender process but their tender, for a Monday to Friday daytime service exceeded the funding which had been allocated towards supporting a bus service to Kingswells. On 24th May the Net Zero, Environment and Transport Committee met to disburse funding to a number of transport related initiatives. This was from a fund made up from fines imposed on motorists who were caught in bus lanes outwith the permitted hours. There are restrictions on what these funds can be used for and supported bus services is one of many, alongside replacement bus shelters, core paths and improved bus priorities, cycle lanes and so forth.

Steve said, “With a record shortfall of £46.6 million the budget has been a difficult time affecting communities right across the city. Remaining the second lowest funded Council (per head of population) didn’t help either. Despite all of this I felt that the Kingswells bus was an absolute necessity and I put a strong case to colleagues. Still not content that a peak time only service would meet the basic needs of residents I have been on the case ever since. Stagecoach put out some news last week but I felt unable to comment, knowing it all depended on the approval of this additional funding.”

“The new service is not the same as what is currently in place. The route is different, some services will include Kingswells Park and Ride and the main entrance at ARI and there’s no evening service. The X14 will work well for the majority of residents but it will represent challenges for some people, especially shift workers. 

“I believe the best possible outcome was secured during what all of us will recognise as particularly challenging times”.

FAQ regarding the X14 service 

When does the service start?

12th June 2023

What happens now that the new service has been agreed?

The current 14 route (and timetable) continues unchanged until 9th June 

Why are there are fewer stops shown on the draft timetable?

These have been confirmed as ’timing points’ they do not represent a reduction in bus stops served within Kingswells.

Does the change to X14 mean it is a limited stop service?

No, it just means that it’s a more direct route into the city centre and will offer reduced journey times (at certain times of day). All bus stops on the new route will be served.

What changes have there been to the route?

The bus follows the existing route around the village down Old Lang Stracht, Lang Stracht and Westburn Road. Instead of turning right into Camperdown Road, it continues along Westburn Road to Hutcheon Street, Mounthooly and Gallowgate, terminating at Broad Street. It also has peak time pick ups and drop-offs at both the Kingswells Park and Ride and the entrance to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Does the bus still go to Union Square?

No, for avoidance of doubt, it goes left at Littlejohn Street, right onto King Street, right onto Union Street and right onto Broad Street where it terminates. The bus then returns to Kingswells reversing the route used to get to the city centre.

What is the frequency

Roughly every 30 minutes at morning and afternoon peak and hourly at all other times but check the timetable for details.

Are the bus times the same ?

No. Please ensure you check the timetable  before you leave.

What time does the last bus run?

The last bus headinhgh fj Kingswells leaves Broad Street at 19.19

The last bus leaves Migvie Grove at 19.57

Is there a weekend service?

Unfortunately no. 

Where can I get a timetable

These should be available on the bus very soon. If there’s any extras I have asked that they be  dropped off at the Community Centre. They can also be downloaded from Stagecoach’s website.

Any further queries

Please send these to sdelaney@aberdeencity.gov.uk 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – City Fibre 46/Kingswells Crescent

Start Date and Time : 22 April 2023 17:00 
End Date and Time : 23 April 2023 17:00 
Location : City Fibre 46/Kingswells Crescent 

Description : IN THE INTERESTS OF PUBLIC SAFETY DURING CITY FIBRE WORKS Prohibition of driving on Kingswells Crescent, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Kingswood Drive and Corse Avenue, other than in a westerly direction from 17:00 on 22nd April, 2023, until 17:00 on 23rd April, 2023 AN ALTERNATIVE ROUTE FOR EASTBOUND VEHICLES IS AVAILABLE VIA Kingswells Drive and Kingswood Avenue

THE COUNCIL REGRETS ANY INCONVENIENCE THAT MAY BE CAUSED BY THIS TEMPORARY MEASURE, WHICH IS IN THE INTEREST OF PUBLIC SAFETY. 

For any futher information please contact :
Name: Grant Rendall
Contact Number: 
Email Address: grendall@aberdeencity.gov.uk

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – City Fibre 46/Kingswells Crescent

Start Date and Time : 22 April 2023 17:00
End Date and Time : 23 April 2023 17:00
Location : City Fibre 46/Kingswells Crescent

Description : IN THE INTERESTS OF PUBLIC SAFETY DURING CITY FIBRE WORKS Prohibition of driving on Kingswells Crescent, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Kingswood Drive and Corse Avenue, other than in a westerly direction from 17:00 on 22nd April, 2023, until 17:00 on 23rd April, 2023 AN

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE FOR EASTBOUND VEHICLES IS AVAILABLE VIA Kingswells Drive and Kingswood Avenue THE COUNCIL REGRETS ANY INCONVENIENCE THAT MAY BE CAUSED BY THIS TEMPORARY MEASURE, WHICH IS IN THE INTEREST OF PUBLIC SAFETY.

New Temporary Traffic Lights Imposed – Kingswood Drive

Start Date and Time : 20 April 2023 09:00
End Date and Time : 22 April 2023 17:00
Location : Kingswood Drive
Description : There will be temporary traffic signals on Kingswood Drive at its junction with Kingswells Crescent.

These signals will operate 24 hours a day while City Fibre works to install new fibre ducts in the area.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to GCU (UK) Ltd on 08001114669, or roadworkscoordination@aberdeencity.gov.uk

New Temporary Traffic Lights Imposed – Kingswood Drive

Start Date and Time : 17 April 2023 09:00 
End Date and Time : 19 April 2023 17:00 
Location : Kingswood Drive 
Description : There will be temporary traffic signals on Kingswood Drive between its junction with Corse Avenue and its junction with Kingswells Crescent.

These signals will be in operation 24 hours a day while City Fibre carries out works to lay fibre ducts in the area.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to GCU (UK) Ltd on 08001114669, or roadworkscoordination@aberdeencity.gov.uk 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Summerhill Road

Start Date and Time : 15 May 2023 08:00 
End Date and Time : 02 June 2023 17:00 
Location : Summerhill 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, which will operate from 08:00 on 15 May 2023, until 17:00 on 02 June 2023, is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on Summerhill Road, Aberdeen, from the access road to Bob Tait Court to the southern boundary of number 76 Summerhill Road.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side of the same stretch of road. Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owners’ expense.

Access to properties will be maintained, but no through traffic will be possible.

An alternative route is available via Lang Stracht, Stronsay Drive, Stronsay Place, and Summerhill Terrace.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during sewer repair works.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Leiths on 01224 876333 or at Info@leiths-group.co.uk 

New Temporary Traffic Lights Imposed – Kingswood Drive

Start Date and Time : 08 May 2023 07:00 
End Date and Time : 12 May 2023 17:00 
Location : Kingswood Drive 
Description : There will be temporary traffic lights on Kingswood Drive about 40m north of its southern junction with Kingswells Drive. These signals will operate 24 hours a day while repairs are made to street lighting in the area. Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Leiths on 01224 876333 or at Info@leiths-group.co.uk 

New Temporary Traffic Lights Imposed – Lang Stracht

Start Date and Time : 10 April 2023 18:30 
End Date and Time : 10 April 2023 23:30 
Location : Lang Stracht 

Description : There will be temporary traffic lights on the Lang Stracht at its junction with Mastrick Drive and Summerhill Road.

These signals will operate during off-peak hours while works are carried out in the area.

Any further queries can be directed to Lochwynd on 0141 781 4477 or at info@lochwynd.com

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Callum Wynd, Kingswood Drive

Start Date and Time : 24 April 2023 09:00
End Date and Time : 24 April 2023 22:00

Location : Callum Wynd, Kingswood Drive

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, which will operate from 09:00 until 22:00 on 24 April 2023, is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on Callum Wynd, Aberdeen, from the driveway at number 6 Callum Wynd to the driveway at number 12 Callum Wynd.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on the same stretch of road.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side of Kingswells Drive, Aberdeen, from its junction with Callum Park to a point 50m south of its junction with Callum Wynd.

Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owners’ expense.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during works for Scottish Water.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Contraflow on 01738 449901, or scottishwater@contraflow.co.uk

New Temporary Traffic Lights Imposed – Stronsay Drive

Start Date and Time : 10 April 2023 09:30 
End Date and Time : 10 April 2023 15:30 
Location : Stronsay Drive

Description : There will be temporary traffic signals on Stronsay Drive at its Junction with Stronsay Place and Eday Road.

These signals will operate during off peak hours while survey works are carried out.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Contraflow on 01738 449901, or applications@contraflow.co.uk 

New Temporary Traffic Lights Imposed – Kingswood Drive

Start Date and Time : 04 April 2023 09:00 
End Date and Time : 05 April 2023 17:00 
Location : Kingswood Drive 
Description : There will be temporary traffic signals on Kingswood Drive at its junction with Kingswood Gardens.

These signals will operate during working hours while City Fibre works to install Fibre in the area.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to GCU (UK) Ltd on 08001114669, or roadworkscoordination@aberdeencity.gov.uk 

First Aberdeen Tap On/Off For Capped Fares

First Aberdeen is introducing Tap On Tap Off (TOTO) payment technology for the first time on 2nd April 2023. The move follows the successful introduction of the system in Glasgow in 2022, which has been well received for speed, ease of use and value.

This new payment technology will replace the existing Tap and Cap system in place in Aberdeen and will offer customers better value on their journeys as the most someone can spend on any number of journeys within a week will be £21.

The update comes as the transport operator is introducing new prices and ticketing options following a fares review. While savings can be made with the new TOTO system, the overhaul of First Aberdeen’s ticketing options will see fares increase by an average of 9%.

The TOTO contactless system guarantees customers ultimate flexibility on the fare paid. It analyses a customer’s travel movements and then calculates the lowest fare for the journey they have made. The system allows the customer to have peace of mind that they will always receive the cheapest Day or Week fare for the travel they have completed.

To access TOTO, a person uses their contactless card or mobile device to ‘tap on’ at the ticket machine next to the driver. At the end of their journey, they simply ‘tap off’ on the new card reader device, which have been installed to enable the journey to be accurately recorded and savings made.

More information can be found at firstaberdeen.com/fares

New Temporary Traffic Lights Imposed – Kingswells Avenue

A New Temporary Traffic Lights has been imposed with the following details :

Start Date and Time : 25 March 2023 09:00 

End Date and Time : 26 March 2023 23:59 

Description : There will be temporary traffic signals on Kingswells Avenue at its junction with Cromar Gardens. These signals will operate 24 hours a day while Idverde carries out repairs on ironworks in the area. Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to CONTRAFLOW on 07951411310, or applications@contraflow.co.uk 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Stronsay Drive

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. 

Start Date and Time : 27 March 2023 08:00 

End Date and Time : 08 May 2023 18:00 

The effect of the order is to impose a temporary one-way restriction on Stronsay Drive, Aberdeen, from its junction with Eday Road to its junction with Gairsay Road from 08:00 on 27 March 2023, until 16:00 on 28 March 2023. 

The permitted direction of travel will be northbound only. 

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side of the same stretch of road. Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owners’ expense. 

This restriction is in the interest of public safety during bus shelter replacement works. 

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Commutaports on 0141 7622626 or at sales@commutaports.co.uk

There will be a temporary one-way restriction on Stronsay Drive, Aberdeen, from its junction with Gairsay Road to its junction with Lang Stracht from 08:00 on 27 March 2023 until 18:00 on 8 May 2023. 

The permitted direction of travel will be northbound only. 

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side of the same stretch of road. the no-waiting restrictions will be implemented as and when required, and will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones. 

Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owners’ expense. 

This restriction is in the interest of public safety during footway and new entrance construction works, and also tree removal works. 

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Hatton Traffic Management on 01224 795399, or info@hattontraffic.co.uk

Queries regarding the tree removal works can be directed to roadworkscoordination@aberdeencity.gov.uk

An alternative route is available via Lang Stracht, Summerhill Road, Summerhill Terrace and Stronsay Place. 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Stronsay Drive

Start Date and Time : 05 April 2023 09:00 

End Date and Time : 05 April 2022 16:00

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, which will operate from 09:00 on date, until 16:00 on 05 April 2023, is to impose a temporary one-way restriction on Stronsay Drive, Aberdeen, from is junction with Eday Road to its junction with Gairsay Road. 

The permitted direction of travel will be northbound only. 

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on the same stretch of road. Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owners’ expense. 

An alternative route is available via Lang Stracht, Summerhill Road, Summerhill Terrace, and Stronsay Place. 

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during works for Scottish Water. Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Contraflow on 01738 449901, or scottishwater@contraflow.co.uk 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – City Fibre PN281/Kingswells

Start Date and Time : 11 April 2023 08:00 

End Date and Time : 05 May 2023 17:00  

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 the following streets; Kingswells Avenue, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Kingswells Crescent and Midmar Park from 09:00 on 11th April, 2023, until 17:00 on 12th April, 2023. An alternative route is available via Kingswells Crescent and Kingswood Drive; 

Kingswells Drive, Aberdeen, between its northern junction with Kingswood Drive and Callum Crescent from 09:00 on 17th April, 2023, until 17:00 on 19th April, 2023. An alternative route is available via Kingswood Drive and its southern junction with Kingswood Drive. Access to properties will be maintained, but no through traffic will be possible. 

There will also be a temporary prohibition of traverse on the footpath on Kingswells Crescent, Aberdeen between Migvie Grove and Migvie Avenue from 09:00 on 13th April, 2023, until 17:00 on 14th April, 2023. An alternative route is available via Kingswells Crescent. 

There will also be a temporary one-way restriction on Kingswells Crescent, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Kingswood Drive and Corse Avenue from 09:00 on 20th April, 2023, until 17:00 on 22nd April, 2023.The permitted direction of travel will be westbound only. An alternative route for eastbound vehicles is available via Kingswells Drive and Kingswood Avenue. 

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side on the following streets between 08:00 and 17:00 Mon-Fri; Bethlin Mews, Callum Crescent, Callum Park, Callum Wynd, Corse Avenue, Corse Gardens, Corse Wynd, Kingswells Avenue, Kingswells Crescent, Kingswells Drive, Kingswood Drive, Midmar Crescent, Midmar Walk, Migvie Grove, Aberdeen from 08:00 on 11th April, 2023, until 17:00 on 5th May, 2023. 

Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense. The no-waiting restrictions will not be implemented for the full duration of the order and will only be implemented as and when required. The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones for no more than 100 metres at a time. 

Aberdeen City Council maintain the right to reduce this to 50m on any site should they see it as necessary to maintain public safety/access. For an update as to when the no-waiting restrictions will be implemented please contact GCU (UK) Ltd on 08001114669 

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during duct laying works being carried out by City Fibre. 

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to GCU (UK) Ltd on 08001114669, or roadworkscoordination@aberdeencity.gov.uk 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Kingswood Drive

Start Date and Time : 22 March 2023 09:00 

End Date and Time : 24 March 2023 17:00 

Description : There will be temporary traffic signals on Kingswood Drive between its junctions with Broaddykes Drive and with Kingswood road. 

These signals will operate during working hours while works are carried out to upgrade the pedestrian islands in the area. 

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to GCU (UK) Ltd on 08001114669, or roadworkscoordination@aberdeencity.gov.uk 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Kingswood Drive 

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Start Date and Time : 06 March 2023 04:00
End Date and Time : 17 March 2023 17:00
Location : Kingswood Drive

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, which will operate from 04:00 on 06 March 2023 until 17:00 on 17 April 2023, is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on to Kingswood Drive, from Kingswell Drive to Kingswells Avenue, there will be no access though Kingswood Drive from Kingswood Mews / Village Centre, Village Centre one -way restriction from Kingswells Avenue will be revoked for the durations of the works.

There will be a prohibition of waiting on either side on the Kingswood Drive and Village Centre, and prohibition of waiting for the duration of the works.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated using no-waiting cones.

These measures are necessary to protect public safety during ACC road resurfacing.

Alternate Route : Kingswells Drive, Kingswells Avenue

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – City Fibre PN227/Kingswells

Start Date and Time : 28 March 2023 08:00 
End Date and Time : 21 April 2023 17:00 
Location : City Fibre PN227/Kingswells 

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 the following streets; Broaddykes Drive, Aberdeen, between its northern junction with Kingswood Drive and Broaddykes Close from 09:00 on 28th March, 2023, until 17:00 on 29th March, 2023.

An alternative route is available via Kingswood Drive and its southern entrance with Kingswood Drive;

Coull Gardens, Aberdeen, from its southern junction with Kingswells Drive to the boundary between number 3 and 5 Coull Gardens from 09:00 on 30th March, 2023, until 17:00 on 31st March, 2023.

An alternative route is available via Kingswells Drive and its northern entrance with Kingswells Drive; Coull Gardens, Aberdeen, from its northern junction with Kingswells Drive to the boundary between number 10 and 12 Coull Gardens from 09:00 on 4th April, 2023, until 17:00 on 5th April, 2023.

An alternative route is available via Kingswells Drive and its southern entrance with Kingswells Drive. Access to properties will be maintained, but no through traffic will be possible.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side on the following streets between 08:00 and 17:00 Mon-Fri; Broaddykes Drive, Clova Park, Coldstone Avenue, Coull Gardens, Huxterstone Drive, Kingswells Drive, Kingswood Drive, Kingswood Mews, Aberdeen from 08:00 on 28th March, 2023, until 17:00 on 21st April, 2023. Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense.

The no-waiting restrictions will not be implemented for the full duration of the order and will only be implemented as and when required.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones for no more than 100 metres at a time.

Aberdeen City Council maintain the right to reduce this to 50m on any site should they see it as necessary to maintain public safety/access.

For an update as to when the no-waiting restrictions will be implemented please contact GCU (UK) Ltd on 08001114669

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during duct laying works being carried out by City Fibre.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to GCU (UK) Ltd on 08001114669, or roadworkscoordination@aberdeencity.gov.uk 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Springhill Road, Aberdeen

Start Date and Time : 19 February 2023 09:00 
End Date and Time : 20 February 2023 06:00 
Location : Springhill Road, Aberdeen 

Description : There will be temporary traffic lights at Springhill Road, Aberdeen, at its junction with Maidencraig Place.

These lights will be in operation 24 hours a day while city fibre carries out works in the area. Any queries should be directed to GCU at 08001114669 or roadworkscoordination@aberdeencity.gov.uk 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – City Fibre 24/Springhill Road, Sheddocksley Drive & Maidencraig Place

Start Date and Time : 18 February 2023 09:00
End Date and Time : 20 February 2023 18:00
Location : City Fibre 24/Springhill Road, Sheddocksley Drive & Maidencraig Place

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 the following streets; Sheddocksley Drive, Aberdeen, from its junction with Springhill Road to the gable end of number 2 Sheddocksley Drive from 09:00 on 18th February, 2023, until 08:00 on 19th February, 2023.

An alternative route is available via Springhill Road, Maidencraig Place and Sheddocksley Road; Maidencraig Place, Aberdeen, from its junction with Springhill Road to the gable end of number 1 Maidencraig Place from 09:00 on 19th February, 2023, until 06:00 on 20th February, 2023.

An alternative route is available via Springhill Road, Sheddocksley Drive and Sheddocksley Road.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side on the same stretch of roads.

Access to properties will be maintained, but no through traffic will be possible.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on the west side on Springhill Road between its junctions with Lang Stracht and Sheddocksley Drive from 09:00 on 18th February, 2023, until 08:00 on 19th February, 2023.

Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during duct laying works being carried out by City Fibre.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to GCU (UK) Ltd on 08001114669, or roadworkscoordination@aberdeencity.gov.uk

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Kingswells Drive

Start Date and Time : 06 March 2023 04:00 
End Date and Time : 19 March 2023 17:00 
Location : Kingswells Drive 
Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 04:00 on 06 March 2023 until 17:00 on 19 March 2023, is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on to Kingswells Drive, from Clova Park to Coull Green for the durations of the works.

Residentials access will be maintain by the contractor. There will be a prohibition of waiting on either side on the road, and prohibition of waiting for the duration of the works. The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated using no-waiting cones. These measures are necessary to protect public safety during ACC road resufacing. 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Sheddocksley Road

Start Date and Time : 06 March 2023 04:00 
End Date and Time : 26 March 2023 17:00 
Location : Sheddocksley Road 

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 04:00 on 06 March, 2023 until 17:00 on 26 March, 2023, is to impose a prohibition of driving on Sheddocksley Road, Aberdeen, from Sheddocksley Drive to Auchlea Road.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side of the same stretch of the carriageway for any purpose for the duration of the works.

Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones.

Residential access/ingress will be maintained when safe to do so.

The restrictions are in the interests of public safety during ACC carriageway works. 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Stronsay Drive, Aberdeen

Start Date and Time : 17 March 2023 19:00 
End Date and Time : 18 March 2023 06:00 
Location : Stronsay Drive, Aberdeen 

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, which will operate from 19:00 on 17 March 2023, until 06:00 on 18 February 2023, is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on Stronsay Drive, Aberdeen, from its junction with Eday Road to its junction with Fernielea Crescent.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on the same stretch of road. Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owners’ expense.

Access to properties will be maintained, but no through traffic will be possible.

An alternative route is available via Eday Road Fernielea Road, and Fernielea Crescent.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during works for Scottish Water.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Contraflow on 01738 449901, or scottishwater@contraflow.co.uk 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – City Fibre PN266/Kingswells

Start Date and Time : 08 March 2023 08:00 
End Date and Time : 04 April 2023 17:00 
Location : City Fibre PN266/Kingswells 

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 the following streets; Fairley Road, link road, Aberdeen, from its junction with Fairley Road to the boundary at the rear of number 6 and 7 Whiterashes from 09:00 on 8th March, 2023, until 17:00 on 9th March, 2023.

An alternative route is available via Chapel of Stoneywood Road, Kingswood Drive and Fairley Road; Edmond Gardens, Aberdeen, from its southern junction with Fairley Road to the boundary between number 4 and 6 Edmond Gardens from 09:00 on 10th March, 2023, until 17:00 on 11th March, 2023.

An alternative route is available via Fairley Road and the northern junction with Fairley Road; Edmond Gardens, Aberdeen, from its northern junction with Fairley Road to the boundary between number 24 and 26 Edmond Gardens from 09:00 on 13th March, 2023, until 17:00 on 14th March, 2023.

An alternative route is available via Fairley Road and the southern junction with Fairley Road; Fairley Road, Aberdeen, from its northern junction with Edmond Gardens to the boundary between number 37 and 39 Fairley Road from 09:00 on 20th March, 2023, until 17:00 on 21st March, 2023.

An alternative route is available via Fairley Road, Chapel of Stoneywood Road, Kingswells Roundabout, Chapel of Stoneywood Road and Kingswood Drive Access to properties will be maintained, but no through traffic will be possible.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side on the following streets between 08:00 and 17:00 Mon-Fri; Edmond Gardens, Fairley Road, John Arthur Court, Lang Stracht, Old Skene Road, Whiterashes, Aberdeen from 08:00 on 8th March, 2023, until 17:00 on 4th April, 2023.

Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense. The no-waiting restrictions will not be implemented for the full duration of the order and will only be implemented as and when required.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones for no more than 100 metres at a time.

Aberdeen City Council maintain the right to reduce this to 50m on any site should they see it as necessary to maintain public safety/access.

For an update as to when the no-waiting restrictions will be implemented please contact GCU (UK) Ltd on 08001114669 The measures are necessary to protect public safety during duct laying works being carried out by City Fibre. 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – City Fibre PN252/Kingswells

Start Date and Time : 08 March 2023 08:00 
End Date and Time : 05 April 2023 17:00 
Location : City Fibre PN252/Kingswells 

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 the following streets; Fairley Road, Aberdeen, from the boundary between number 39 and 41 Fairley Road to the gable end of number 47 Fairley Road from 09:00 on 15th March, 2023, until 17:00 on 16th March, 2023.

An alternative route is available via Fairley Road, Chapel of Stoneywood-Fairley Road, Kingswells Roundabout, Chapel of Stoneywood-Fairley Road and Kingswood Drive; Fairley Road, Aberdeen, from its junction with Kingswood Drive to the gable end of number 79 Fairley Road from 09:00 on 17th March, 2023, until 17:00 on 18th March, 2023.

An alternative route is available via Fairley Road, Chapel of Stoneywood-Fairley Road, Kingswells Roundabout, Chapel of Stoneywood-Fairley Road and Kingswood Drive; Broaddykes Drive, Aberdeen, between its eastern junction with Kingswood Drive and Broaddykes Avenue from 09:00 on 22nd March, 2023, until 17:00 on 24th March, 2023.

An alternative route is available via Kingswood Drive and its northern junction with Kingswood Drive. Access to properties will be maintained, but no through traffic will be possible.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side on the following streets between 08:00 and 17:00 Mon-Fri; Bellfield View, Broaddykes Drive, Fairley Road, Kingswood Avenue, Kingswood Drive, Kingswood Gardens, Kingswood Grove, Kingswood Path, Kingswood Road, Kingswood Walk, Aberdeen from 08:00 on 8th March, 2023, until 17:00 on 5th April, 2023.

Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense. The no-waiting restrictions will not be implemented for the full duration of the order and will only be implemented as and when required.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones for no more than 100 metres at a time.

Aberdeen City Council maintain the right to reduce this to 50m on any site should they see it as necessary to maintain public safety/access.

For an update as to when the no-waiting restrictions will be implemented please contact GCU (UK) Ltd on 08001114669

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during duct laying works being carried out by City Fibre.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to GCU (UK) Ltd on 08001114669, or roadworkscoordination@aberdeencity.gov.uk 

Temporary Traffic Order – Summerhill Crescent

Start Date and Time : 27 February 2023 08:00 
End Date and Time : 03 March 2023 17:00 
Location : Summerhill Crescent, Aberdeen

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, which will operate from 08:00 on 27 February 2023, until 17:00 on 3 March 2023, is to impose a temporary no-waiting restriction on either side of Summerhill Crescent, Aberdeen, from the boundary between numbers 31 and 33 Summerhill Crescent to the boundary between numbers 44 and 46 Summerhill Crescent. Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owners’ expense.

The measure is necessary to protect public safety during works for BT Openreach. Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Wright Traffic Management on 01466 751316, or info@wtm.scot 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Lang Stracht, Aberdeen

Start Date and Time : 30 January 2023 20:00
End Date and Time : 02 February 2023 08:00

Location : Lang Stracht, Aberdeen

Description : Aberdeen City Council has made the above-named order in terms of its powers under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

The effect of the Order, which will operate from 20:00 on 30 January 2023, until 08:00 on 31 January 2023 and from 20:00 on 31 January 2023, until 08:00 on 1 February 2023, and again from 20:00 on 1 February 2023, until 08:00 on 2 February 2023 will be the introduction of a ban on right turn manoeuvres from Lang Stracht, Aberdeen, onto North Anderson Drive. Only one of these dates will be used.

The restrictions are in the interests of public safety during repair works by Scottish Water.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Contraflow on applications@contraflow.co.uk or 01236862400

New Temporary Traffic Lights Imposed – Springhill Road, Aberdeen

Start Date and Time : 09 January 2023 09:30 
End Date and Time : 13 January 2023 15:30 
Location : Springhill Road, Aberdeen

Description : There will be temporary traffic signals on Springhill Road between its Junctions with Ythan Road and Sheddocksley Road.

These signals will operate during off-peak hours while maintenance work is carried out in the area. 

New Temporary Traffic Lights Imposed – North Anderson Drive, Aberdeen

Start Date and Time : 14 December 2022 09:30 
End Date and Time : 14 December 2022 15:30 
Location : North Anderson Drive, Aberdeen 

Description : There will be temporary traffic signals on North Anderson Drive, Aberdeen, at its junction with Midstocket Road.

These signals will operate during off peak hours while works are carried out to localise and repair damaged cables. 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – City Fibre PN234/Sheddocksley

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Start Date and Time : 17 January 2023 09:00 
End Date and Time : 01 February 2023 17:00 
Location : City Fibre PN234/Sheddocksley

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 one-way restriction on Skye Road, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Lang Stracht and Arran Avenue from 09:00 on 17th January, 2023, until 17:00 on 18th January, 2023.

The permitted direction of travel will be southbound only. An alternative route for northbound vehicles is available via Lang Stracht, Lewis Road and Arran Avenue.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side on the following streets between 08:00 and 17:00 Mon-Fri; Arran Avenue, Coll Walk, Eriskay Drive, Monach Terrace, Skye Road, Taransay Road, Uist Road, Aberdeen from 08:00 on 17th January, 2023, until 17:00 on 1st February, 2023. Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense.

The no-waiting restrictions will not be implemented for the full duration of the order and will only be implemented as and when required.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones for no more than 100 metres at a time. Aberdeen City Council maintain the right to reduce this to 50m on any site should they see it as necessary to maintain public safety/access.

For an update as to when the no-waiting restrictions will be implemented please contact GCU (UK) Ltd on 08001114669 The measures are necessary to protect public safety during duct laying works being carried out by City Fibre. 

Location : Greenfern Place Lane East

Start Date and Time : 28 November 2022 04:00
End Date and Time : 11 December 2022 17:00

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, which will operate from 04:00 on 28 November 2022 until 17:00 on 11 December 2022, is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on Greenfern Place Lane East from, Greenfern Road to Arnage Drive for the durations of the works.

There will be a prohibition of waiting on either side on the road, and prohibition of waiting for the duration of the works.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones.

These measures are necessary to protect public safety during ACC road resurfacing.

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Bressay Brae

Start Date and Time : 21 November 2022 08:00 
End Date and Time : 25 November 2022 17:00 
Location : Bressay Brae, Aberdeen 

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, which will operate from 08:00 on 21 November 2022, until 17:00 on 25 November 2022, is to impose a temporary no-waiting restriction on either side of Bressay Brae, Aberdeen, from the boundary between numbers 22 And 24 Bressay Brae to the boundary between numbers 34 and 36 Bressay Brae.

Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owners’ expense.

The measure is necessary to protect public safety during works for BT Openreach.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Wright Traffic Management on 01466 751316, or info@wtm.scot 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Summerhill Road, Aberdeen

Start Date and Time : 13 November 2022 18:00
End Date and Time : 02 December 2022 22:00
Location : Summerhill Road, Aberdeen

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, which will operate from 18:00 on 13 November 2022, until 22:00 on 02 December 2022, is to impose a temporary one-way restriction on Summerhill Road, Aberdeen, from its junction with Lang Stracht to the boundary between numbers 71 and 73 Summerhill Road.

The permitted direction of travel will be southbound only. There will also be a prohibition of waiting on the same stretch of road. Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owners’ expense.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during works for Scotland Gas Networks.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Worton Utilities on 07429 587038 or at Patherald@wortonutilities.co.uk

Alternate Route : An alternative route is available via Summerhill Terrace, Stronsay Place, Stronsay Drive, and Lang Stracht.

New Temporary Traffic Lights Imposed – Chapel of Stoneywood – Fairley Road 

Start Date and Time : 27 October 2022 09:30
End Date and Time : 28 October 2022 15:30

Location : Chapel of Stoneywood – Fairley Road

Description : There will be temporary traffic signals on Chapel of Stoneywood – Fairley Road, Aberdeen, Just south of North Kingswells Junction & Dykeside Cottage. The signals will operate during off-peak hours while a lighting column is replaced.

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Lewis Road, Aberdeen

Start Date and Time : 21 November 2022 08:00
End Date and Time : 24 November 2022 16:00
Location : Lewis Road, Aberdeen Northcote Road, Aberdeen

Description : Aberdeen City Council has made the above-named order in terms of its powers under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. One of the effects of this order, is to close Lewis Road, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Lang Stracht and Barra Walk, from 08:00 until 18:00 on 21 November, 2022.

An alternative route is available via Arran Avenue and Skye Road.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting for any purpose on either side of the same stretch of road.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones. Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense. Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense.

The restrictions are in the interests of public safety during urgent works by Aberdeen City Council to make existing trees safe.

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Fernhill Road

Start Date and Time : 01 November 2022 08:00
End Date and Time : 04 November 2022 16:00
Location : Fernhill 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, which will operate from 08:00 on 01 November 2022 until 16:00 on 04 November 2022, is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on Fernhill Road between number 33 and junction with Fernhill Road and Greenfern Avenue, for the durations of the works.

There will also be a temporary prohibition of waiting on either side of the same stretch of road for the duration of the works.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones.

Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense.

There will also be a suspension of the one way system on Fernhill Road between number 55 and number 33 for the duration of the works.

The measure are necessary to protect public safety during ACC cable installation works.

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Borrowstone Road, Aberdeen

Start Date and Time : 16 November 2022 10:30 
End Date and Time : 16 November 2022 15:30 
Location : Borrowstone Road, Aberdeen 

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, which will operate from 10:30 until 15:30 on 16 November 2022, is to close the C93C Borrowstone Road, Aberdeen, between West Brimmondside and Borrowstone Bothy.

Access to properties will be maintained, but no through traffic will be possible. The measure is necessary to protect public safety during works for BT Openreach.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Sunbelt Rentals on 03700500792 or at surveys@sunbeltrentals.co.uk 


Alternate Route : An alternative route is available via the A944 Skene Road, Westhill Drive, and the B979 Kirkton of Skene-Clinterty. 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Fernielea Road, Eday Crescent, Eday Road

Start Date and Time : 24 October 2022 08:00 
End Date and Time : 25 October 2022 17:00 
Location : Fernielea Road, Eday Crescent, Eday 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, which will operate from 08:00 on 24 October 2022, until 17:00 on 25 October 2022, is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on Fernielea Road, Aberdeen, from its junction with Eday Road to the driveway at number 2 Fernielea Road.

An alternative route is available via Eday Road, Stronsay Drive, and Fernielea Crescent. Eday Crescent, Aberdeen, will be one-way from its junction with Eday Road to the existing one-way system at number 7 Eday Crescent.

The permitted direction of travel will be northbound only. An alternative route is available via Eday Crescent northbound, Gairsay Road, and Gairsay Drive.

There will be a prohibition of waiting on either side of Eday Road, Aberdeen, from the boundary between numbers 21 and 23 Eday Road to the driveway at number 38 Eday Road.

Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owners’ expense. The measures are necessary to protect public safety during works for BT Openreach.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Freeflow on 01355 204 311, or mail@freeflowtm.co.uk 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Eday Road 

Start Date and Time : 20 October 2022 04:00
End Date and Time : 04 November 2022 17:00
Location : Eday 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, which will operate from 04:00 on 20 October 2022 until 17:00 on 04 November 2022, is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on Eday Road from , Entrance to NHS HQ to Eday Crescent for the durations of the works.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side on the road, and prohibition of waiting for the duration of the works.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones.

Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense. These measures are necessary to protect public safety during ACC footway improvement.


Alternate Route : Stronsay Drive, Fernielea Place, Fernielea Crescent

Changes in Temporary Traffic Order – Summerhill Terrace

Start Date and Time : 17 October 2022 04:00
End Date and Time : 30 October 2022 17:00
Location : Summerhill Terrace

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, which will operate from 04:00 on 17 October 2022 until 17:00 on 30 October 2022, is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on Summerhill Terrace westbound from , Summerhill Drive to Summerhill Road for the durations of the works.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side on the road for the duration of the works.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones. Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense.

These measures are necessary to protect public safety during ACC street lighting column replacement.
Alternate Route : Summerhill Road, Lang Stracht, Stronsay Drive

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – U205C OLD LANG STRACHT, ABERDEEN

Start Date and Time : 08 October 2022 05:00 
End Date and Time : 14 October 2022 23:59 
Location : U205C OLD LANG STRACHT, ABERDEEN

Description : ABERDEEN CITY COUNCIL HEREBY GIVES NOTICE UNDER THE ROAD TRAFFIC ACT 1984 OF TEMPORARY RESTRICTION OF TRAFFIC IN THE INTERESTS OF PUBLIC SAFETY DURING URGENT RESURFACING WORKS U205C OLD LANG STRACHT, ABERDEEN, WILL BE CLOSED BETWEEN ITS JUNCTIONS WITH FAIRLEY ROAD AND THE BUS GATE AT THE A944 LANG STRACHT, FROM 05:00 ON 8TH OCTOBER, 2022 UNTIL 23:59 ON 14TH OCTOBER, 2022.

ACCESS TO PROPERTIES WILL BE MAINTAINED DURING THE WORKS

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to RoadMaintenance RoadMaintenance@aberdeencity.gov.uk or 03000200292

THE COUNCIL REGRETS ANY INCONVENIENCE THAT MAY BE CAUSED BY THIS TEMPORARY MEASURE, WHICH IS IN THE INTEREST OF PUBLIC SAFETY. 

A New Temporary Traffic Order has been imposed with the following details :

Start Date and Time : 12 October 2022 04:00
End Date and Time : 19 October 2022 17:00
Location : Eday 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, which will operate from 04:00 on 12 October 2022 until 17:00 on 19 October 2022, is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on Eday Road from , Stronsay Drive to Summerfield House (NHS Grampian, Corporate Headquarters) for the durations of the works.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side on the same stretch of road for the duration of the works.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones.

Illegally parked vehicles will be removed athese measures are necessary to protect public safety during ACC carriageway resurfacing works.

Alternate Route : Stronsay Drive, Gairsay Road, Eday Drive, Eday Road, Fernielea Road, Fernielea Crescent and vice versa

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – North Anderson Drive, Aberdeen

Start Date and Time : 30 September 2022 18:00

End Date and Time : 02 October 2022 08:00

Location : North Anderson Drive, Aberdeen

Description : From 18:00 on 30 September 2022, until 08:00 on 2 October 2022, there will be a prohibition of right turn manoeuvres from North Anderson Drive, Aberdeen, on to Lang Stracht, and from Lang Stracht, Aberdeen, on to North Anderson Drive.

The measures are necessary during works being carried out by Scottish Water. Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Contraflow on 01738 449901, or scottishwater@contraflow.co.uk

The Council regrets any inconvenience that may be caused by this temporary measure.

Alternate Route : Alternative routes are available via North Anderson Drive southbound, King’s Cross Roundabout, and North Anderson Drive northbound, and via North Anderson Drive northbound, Cairncry Roundabout, and North Anderson Drive southbound.

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Summerhill Road Area, Aberdeen

Start Date and Time : 13 September 2022 00:01 
End Date and Time : 12 September 2023 23:59 
Location : Summerhill Road Area, Aberdeen

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, which will come into operation from 00:01 on 13 September 2022, until 23:59 on 12 September 2023, is to impose certain lengths of prohibition of waiting at any time on Balfron Place, Campsie Place, Dumgoyne Place, Endrick Place, King’s Gate, Rosewell Gardens, Rosewell Park, Rosewell Place, Rosewell Terrace, St Margeret’s Court, Summerhill Road and Summerhill Terrace, as specified in the first schedule below.

There will also be certain lengths on Rosewell Gardens and Summerhill Road where waiting is limited to 45 minutes, with no return within 15 minutes, on any day between 7am and 7pm. These measures are for the purpose of road safety.

Prohibition of waiting at any time Balfron Place – either side, from its junction with Summerhill Road, eastwards for a distance of 10m or thereby. Campsie Place – either side, from its junction with Summerhill Road, eastwards for a distance of 10m or thereby.

Dumgoyne Place – either side, from its junction with Summerhill Road, eastwards for a distance of 10m or thereby.

Endrick Place – either side, from its junction with Summerhill Road, eastwards for a distance of 10m or thereby.

King’s Gate – either side of the inset road section of King’s Gate (serves property nos. 202 to 224 King’s Gate), Aberdeen, from its junction with King’s Gate to a point 19m or thereby west of the east gable of number 204 King’s Gate.

Rosewell Gardens – north side, from its junction with Summerhill Road, westwards for a distance of 10m or thereby; north side, from a point 12m or thereby east of its easternmost junction with Rosewell Park, westwards for a distance of 12m or thereby; north side, between both its junctions with Rosewell Park; south side, from its junction with Summerhill Road, westwards for a distance of 142m or thereby.

Rosewell Park – either side of both sections, from its junctions with Rosewell Gardens, northwards for a distance of 10m or thereby. Rosewell Place – either side, from its junction with Summerhill Road, eastwards for a distance of 10m or thereby. Rosewell Terrace – either side, from its junction with Summerhill Road, eastwards for a distance of 10m or thereby.

St Margaret’s Court – for its entire length. Summerhill Road – east side, from its junction with King’s Gate, northwards to a point 10m or thereby north of its junction with Balfron Place;

east side, from a point 10m or thereby south of its junction with Campsie Place, to a point 10m or thereby north of its junction with Campsie Place;

east side, from a point 10m or thereby south of its junction with Dumgoyne Place to a point 10m or thereby north of its junction with Dumgoyne Place;

east side, from a point 23m or thereby south of its junction with Endrick Place to a point 23m or thereby north of its junction with Endrick Place;

west side, from a point 10m or thereby south of its junction with Summerhill Terrace, to a point 10m or thereby north of its junction with Summerhill Terrace;

west side, from its junction with Rosewell Gardens, northwards for a distance of 8m or thereby; west side of Summerhill Road, Aberdeen, from a point 20m or thereby north of its junction with Rosewell Gardens,

northwards for a distance of 12m or thereby; west side of Summerhill Road, Aberdeen, from its junction with King’s Gate, northwards for a distance of 75m or thereby;

west side of Summerhill Road, Aberdeen, from a point 85m or thereby north of its junction with King’s Gate, northwards for a distance of 9m or thereby;

west side of Summerhill Road, Aberdeen, from a point 104m or thereby north of its junction with King’s Gate, northwards for a distance of 11m or thereby; west side, from a point 126m or thereby north of its junction with King’s Gate,

northwards for a distance of 8m or thereby; west side of Summerhill Road, Aberdeen, between a point 144m or thereby north of its junction with King’s Gate and its junction with Rosewell Gardens.

Summerhill Terrace – either side, from its junction with Summerhill Road westwards for a distance of 10m or thereby. 7am – 7pm; 45 minute max stay, no return within 15 minutes

Summerhill Road – west side, from a point 8m or thereby north of its junction with Rosewell Gardens, northwards for a distance of 12m or thereby.

Rosewell Gardens – north side, from a point 10m or thereby west of its junction with Summerhill Road, westwards for a distance of 18m or thereby. 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Sheddocksley Road

Start Date and Time : 03 October 2022 04:00 
End Date and Time : 10 December 2022 17:00

Location : Sheddocksley 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, which will operate from 04:00 on 03 October 2022 until 17:00 on 10 December 2022, is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on Sheddocksley Road between Bellfield Road and Kingsford Road, for the durations of the works.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on both side of the road the same stretch of road for the duration of the works.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones. Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense.

The measure is necessary to protect public safety during ACC carriageway resurfacing works. 

Consultation Events On Major Planning Applications

A second round of public consultations are to be held in respect of two major planning applications. The first round of consultations was held virtually but this round is in person.

Local councillor Steve Delaney said, “Quite a number of people have been in touch about these applications, not having previously been aware of them. Councillors are not permitted to discuss the merits of ab planning application prior to its determination, otherwise they cannot participate in any decision making process relating to the application”.

The information below was supplied to me by email from the site agents. I am passing no opinion on these applications, merely advising you of the consultation events, should you wish to attend.

I will not be entering into correspondence on any aspect of these applications, though I am of course happy to hear your views (without passing opinion on them) or to pass on information relating to the relevant processes such as I have done by way of the two events listed below”.

Background Information

Aberdeen City Council is consulting on a proposed planning application for a two major developments. The first of these being Greenferns comprising 1,650 homes, employment use, neighbourhood centre comprising local retail and commercial provision, leisure and community uses and associated infrastructure including new and upgraded access roads, landscaping, open space and engineering works.  Notice was submitted to Aberdeen City Council in May 2022 (Ref: 220610/PAN) 

The second application relates to Greenferns Landward comprising 1,570 homes, local neighbourhood retail and commercial provision, leisure and community uses, gypsy traveller site and associated infrastructure including new and upgraded access roads, landscaping, open space and engineering works. Notice was submitted to Aberdeen City Council in May 2022 (Ref: 220611/PAN)

A hybrid consultation strategy is being undertaken comprising both virtual and face-to-face consultation. The virtual online consultation has now closed and the Design Team have been considering the public feedback received to the initial consultation. The comments and feedback has fed into the design development process for the site, which has helped inform these in-person public consultation events, where updated proposals will be displayed and available for further feedback.

Greenferns Consultation Event

The second public consultation will take place on Tuesday 30th August 2022. This will take the form of a public drop-in exhibition at the Middlefield Community Project (The Hub), Manor Avenue, AB16 7UR between 3pm and 7pm. The updated plans will be available to view and members of the Design Team will be available to chat to and hopefully answer any questions you have. 

 Feedback forms will be made available at the event for you to complete and submit at the venue, or alternatively you can take these away to complete and sent back to us either via email to greenferns@ryden.co.uk or posted to Greenferns Consultation, Ryden LLP, 25 Albyn Place, Aberdeen, AB10 1YL. The deadline for returning feedback is Friday 16th September 2022. 

Greenferns Landward Public Consultation Event

The second public consultation will take place on Thursday 1st September 2022. This will take the form of a public drop-in exhibition at the Middlefield Community Project (The Hub), Manor Avenue, AB16 7UR between 3pm and 7pm. The updated plans will be available to view and members of the Design Team will be available to chat to and hopefully answer any questions you have.

 Feedback forms will be made available at the event for you to complete and submit at the venue, or alternatively you can take these away to complete and sent back to us either via email to gflandward@ryden.co.uk or posted to Greenferns Landward Consultation, Ryden LLP, 25 Albyn Place, Aberdeen, AB10 1YL. The deadline for returning feedback is Friday 16th September 2022. 

Other Information

At this stage, comments are made to the appointed design team to inform the planning application. There will be an opportunity to submit representations to Aberdeen City Council (as planning authority), upon submission of a future planning application.

If you are unable to attend and wish to discuss any issues, please do not hesitate to contact Ryden on 01224 588866. Hard copies of the exhibition materials and feedback forms can also be requested via that number or the above email address.

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Skene Road (A9119)

Category :Road Closure 
Traffic Order Number : 11936490 
Emergency : No 
Start Date and Time : 12 September 2022 04:00 
End Date and Time : 16 September 2022 17:00 
Location : Skene Road (A9119) 

Description : : Aberdeen City Council has made the above-named order in terms of its powers under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

The effect of the order, which will operate from 04:00 on 12 September 2022, until 17:00 on 16 September 2022, is to impose the prohibition of driving on Skene Road (A9119), Aberdeen between the Crematorium and Lighting column number 18, for any reason for the duration of the works.

Access to The Crematorium will be maintained.

Diversion signage will be in place.

The restrictions are in the interests of public safety during ACC carriageway resurfacing works.

Alternate Route : King’s Gate, North Anderson Drive (A92), Lang Stracht (A944) 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Lang Stracht (A944)

Start Date and Time : 05 September 2022 04:00
End Date and Time : 09 September 2022 16:00

Location : Lang Stracht (A944)

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, which will operate from 04:00 on 05 September 2022 until 16:00 on 09 September 2022, is to impose a temporary bus lane suspension on Lang Stracht, Aberdeen, between Rousay Drive and Lewis Road.

There also be a temporary cycle lane suspension for the duration of the works.

The measure is necessary to protect public safety during ACC pedestrian island refurbishment works.

Changes in Temporary Traffic Order – Stronsay Drive

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Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 07:00 on 29 August 2022, until 17:00 on 07 October 2022, is to impose a temporary one-way restriction on Stronsay Drive, Aberdeen, from its junction with Stronsay Crescent to its junction with Lang Stracht.

The permitted direction of travel will be northbound only. There will be a prohibition of right turn manoeuvres from Stronsay Drive, Aberdeen, on to Lang Stracht.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during carriageway reconstruction works. Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to JKR Contractors on 01358 701665, or info@jkrcontractors.com

Alternate Route : An alternative route for southbound vehicles is available via Lang Stracht, Summerhill Road, and King’s Gate, and for the prohibition of right turn manoeuvres via King’s Gate and North Anderson Drive. 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Stronsay Drive

Start Date and Time : 29 August 2022 07:00
End Date and Time : 07 October 2022 17:00

Location : Stronsay Drive

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 07:00 on 29 August 2022, until 17:00 on 07 October 2022, is to impose a temporary one-way restriction on Stronsay Drive, Aberdeen, from its junction with Stronsay Crescent to its junction with Lang Stracht.

The permitted direction of travel will be northbound only.

The measure is necessary to protect public safety during carriageway reconstruction works.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to JKR Contractors on 01358 701665, or info@jkrcontractors.com

Alternate Route : An alternative route for southbound vehicles is available via Lang Stracht, Summerhill Road, and King’s Gate.

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Springhill Road

Start Date and Time : 30 August 2022 19:00 


End Date and Time : 30 August 2021 23:59

Location : Springhill Road

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 19:00 until 23:59 on 30 August 2022, is to impose a temporary one-way restriction on Springhill Road, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Lang Stracht and Sheddocksley Drive.

The permitted direction of travel will be southbound only.

There will be a prohibition of waiting on either side of Springhill Road, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Lang Stracht and Sheddocksley Drive.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during traffic signal loop repairs.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Lochwynd on 0141 7814477 or at sales@lochwynd.com 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Mastrick Road (Inset Road)

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Start Date and Time : 29 August 2022 04:00 
End Date and Time : 11 September 2022 17:00

Location : Mastrick Road (Inset Road) 
Description : Aberdeen City Council has made the above-named order in terms of its powers under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

The effect of the order, which will operate from 04:00 on 29 August 2022, until 17:00 on 11 September 2022, is to impose temporary prohibition of driving on Mastrick Road, Inset road (for properties 2 to 24)

This will operate between 04:00 and 17:00, Monday to Friday, for the durations of the works.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side of the same stretch of road.

This will operate between 04:00 and 17:00, Monday to Friday, for the durations of the works.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones.

The restrictions are in the interests of public safety during Highland Surfacing carriageway resurfacing works. 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – C93C Borrowstone Road

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Start Date and Time : 30 August 2022 09:30 
End Date and Time : 30 August 2022 15:30 

Location : C93C Borrowstone Road

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 09:30 until 15:30 on 30 August 2022, is to close the C93C Borrowstone Road, Aberdeen, between West Brimmondside and Borrowstone Bothy.

Access to properties will be maintained, but no through traffic will be possible.

The measure is necessary to protect public safety during works for BT Openreach.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Sunbelt Rentals on 03700500792 or at surveys@sunbeltrentals.co.uk 

Alternate Route : An alternative route is available via the A944 Skene Road, Westhill Drive, and the B979 Kirkton of Skene-Clinterty. 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Sheddocksley Drive, Borrowstone Place

Start Date and Time : 22 August 2022 08:00 
End Date and Time : 26 August 2022 17:00 
Location : Sheddocksley Drive, Borrowstone Place 


Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 08:00 on 22 August 2022, until 17:00 on 26 August 2022, is to impose a temporary no-waiting restriction on either side of Sheddocksley Drive, Aberdeen, from its junction with Sheddocksley Road to the access lane at the side of number 40 Sheddocksley Drive, and on either side of Borrowstone Place, Aberdeen, from its junction with Sheddocksley Drive to adjacent to the northern gable of number 8 Borrowstone Place. Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owners’ expense.

The measure is necessary to protect public safety during works for BT Openreach. Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Wright Traffic Management on 01466 751316, or info@wtm.scot 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Brodinch Road, Sheddocksley Road

Start Date and Time : 22 August 2022 08:00
End Date and Time : 26 August 2022 17:00
Location : Brodinch Road, Sheddocksley Road

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 08:00 on 22 August 2022, until 17:00 on 26 August 2022, is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on Brodinch Road, Aberdeen, from its junction with Sheddocksley Road to the boundary between numbers 34 and 36 Brodinch Road.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side of Brodinch Road, Aberdeen, from its junction with Sheddocksley Road to the boundary between numbers 34 and 36 Brodinch Road, and on either side of Sheddocksley Road, Aberdeen, from the northern gable of number 61 Sheddocksley Road to the southern gable of number 75 Sheddocksley Road.

Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owners’ expense. Access to properties will be maintained, but no through traffic will be possible.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during works for BT Openreach.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Wright Traffic Management on 01466 751316, or info@wtm.scot
Alternate Route : An alternative route is available via Sheddocksley Road, Bellfield Road, and Brodinch Place.

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Kingswood Drive (Phase 2) / Kingswells Drive

Start Date and Time : 08 August 2022 04:00 
End Date and Time : 14 August 2022 17:00

Location : Kingswood Drive (Phase 2) / Kingswells Drive

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 04:00 on 08 August 2022, until 17:00 on 14 August 2022, is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on Kingswood Drive, Aberdeen, between Coldstone Avenue and Village Centre and a prohibition of driving on Kingswells Drive, Aberdeen between South junction of Coull Gardens and Kingswood Drive.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during ACC carriageway resurfacing works. 

Alternate Route : C89C Chapel of Stoneywood – Fairley Road 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Kingswood Drive (Phase 1)

Start Date and Time : 01 August 2022 04:00
End Date and Time : 07 August 2022 17:00

Location : Kingswood Drive

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 04:00 on 01 August 2022, until 17:00 on 07 August 2022, is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on Kingswood Drive, Aberdeen, from South junction of Kingswells Drive to Kingswells Crescent.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side of the same stretch of road. The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones. Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owners’ expense.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during ACC carriageway resurfacing works.

Alternate Route : Kingswells Drive

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Chapel of Stoneywood – Fairley Road / Fairley Road

Start Date and Time : 25 July 2022 04:00 
End Date and Time : 31 July 2022 17:00

Location : Chapel of Stoneywood – Fairley Road / Fairley Road 
Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 04:00 on 25 July 2022, until 17:00 on 31 July 2022, is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on Chapel of Stoneywood – Fairley Road, Aberdeen, from Fairley Road to Prime Four Crescent.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side of the same stretch of road. There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side of Fairley Road, Aberdeen between Chapel of Stoneywood and Kingswood Drive.

There will also be a suspension of the 7.5t weight restriction on Fairley Road between Old Lang Stracht and Kingswood Drive.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones. Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owners’ expense.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during ACC carriageway resurfacing works. 

Alternate Route : Fairley Road, Kingswood Drive and vice versa 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Gairsay Road

Start Date and Time : 02 August 2022 07:00 
End Date and Time : 09 August 2022 18:00

Location : Gairsay Road

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 07:00 on 02 August 2022, until 18:00 on 09 August 2022, is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on Gairsay Road, Aberdeen, from the access road at the side of number 13 Gairsay Road to the access to the construction site.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side of the same stretch of road. Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owners’ expense.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during sewer connection works. Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to JKR Contractors on 01358 701665, or info@jkrcontractors.com 
Alternate Route : An alternative route is available via Stronsay Drive, Eday Road, and Eday Drive. 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Whitemyres Avenue

Start Date and Time : 08 August 2022 08:00 
End Date and Time : 12 August 2022 17:00

Location : Whitemyres Avenue

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 08:00 on 8 August 2022, until 17:00 on 12 August 2022, is to impose a temporary no-waiting restriction on either side of Whitemyres Avenue, Aberdeen, from its junction with Mastrick Drive to a point 50m in a westerly direction.

Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owners’ expense.

The measure is necessary to protect public safety during works for BT Openreach.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Wright Traffic Management on 01466 751316, or info@wtm.scot 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Mastrick Drive

Start Date and Time : 21 July 2022 09:00

End Date and Time : 22 July 2022 06:30

Location : Mastrick Drive

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 09:00 on 21 July 2022, until 06:30 on 22 July 2022, is to close Mastrick Drive, Aberdeen, from its junction with Lang Stracht to the exit from Peter Vardy.

The measure is necessary to protect public safety during works for Scottish Water.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Contraflow on 01738 449901, or scottishwater@contraflow.co.uk 

Alternate Route : An alternative route is available via Lang Stracht, Whitemyres Place, and Whitemyres Avenue.

New Temporary Traffic Lights Imposed – Springhill Road

Start Date and Time : 27 June 2022 09:30

End Date and Time : 27 June 2022 15:30

Location : Springhill Road

Description : There will be temporary traffic signals at 180 Springhill Road North of the Sheddockley Sports Center. These lights will be in operation between 09:30 7 15:30 on the 27th June and WILL include a Pedestrian Crossing. This is to protect public safety during street lighting works. 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Sheddocksley Road

Start Date and Time : 20 June 2022 08:00 
End Date and Time : 14 August 2022 17:00 
Location : Sheddocksley 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, which will operate from 08:00 on 20 June 2022 until 17:00 on 14 August 2022, is to impose a temporary prohibition of waiting on either side of Sheddocksley Road, Aberdeen, from number Auchlea Road to Sheddocksley Drive, between 08:00 and 17:00, Monday to Friday, for the durations of the works.

The measure is necessary to protect public safety during ACC footway resurfacing. 

All Change At The Town House

There was a ‘changing of the guard’ at the Town House yesterday (18 May 2022) following agreement between the Scottish Liberal Democrat and SNP councillors to form a partnership for five years to run Aberdeen City Council. This happened at the first meeting of the new Council following recent elections which saw both group gain one seat each, resulting in a majority within the chamber.

The city council has required coalitions since 2003 following the introduction of the Single Transferrable Vote system whereby you rank council candidates in order of preference. From the 1950s to 2003, the city was run by a succession of Labour majorities. However, in 2003, the Liberal Democrats ended Labour dominance. From 2003 to 2007, the Council was run by a coalition of 20 Liberal Democrats and 3 Conservatives. From 2007 to 2012, there was a Liberal Democrat / SNP coalition. From 2012 to 2022, a Labour / Conservative / Independent coalition was in charge of the city council.

Over the past two weeks the different groups have had discussions with each other to identify whether or not a deal could be struck to run the city. The 11 Labour councillors confirmed that they would not enter into a formal coalition with any other political group but they were willing to work with other groups as long as those groups were prepared to support and action the Labour manifesto. This effectively made it impossible for either Labour (with 11 councillors) or the Conservatives (with 8 councillors) to reach the required minimum of 23 councillors needed to run the city. Talks continued between the SNP and Liberal Democrat groups to establish whether or not they could agree a way forward.

Liberal Democrat member for Kingswells, Sheddocksley & Summerhill, Steve Delaney said, “Our starting point was always going to be our manifesto. We were elected on what we said we would deliver and, unless we could bring forward the bulk of what was in our manifesto we would been letting down those who had put their trust in us. In the end we came up with a policy statement which does exactly that”.

Steve, continued, “In addition to manifesto commitments I agreed to a partnership with the SNP to deliver stability for the city over the next five years. There were no other alternatives available for running the city council. At the Council meeting yesterday the Conservatives and Labour confirmed they would not revive their decade long coalition.

“It’s worth stating emphatically that I do not support Scottish independence. My three Liberal Democrat colleagues on the council share that view. The Scottish Liberal Democrats oppose independence and an independence referendum. Absolutely none of this has changed, nor will it”.

“This is a local solution for local circumstances. We have concluded an agreement with SNP councillors which focuses on investing in our crumbling infrastructure and taking forward improvements to services which are within the remit of the council. Although our policy statement is lengthy and not everything can be progressed from day one, our top priorities will be education, housing, infrastructure and the environment. Given that our position on the future of the United Kingdom is diametrically opposed to that of the SNP, both groups have agreed to disagree on this issue and to work together on maintaining and improving our local services in Aberdeen”.

Some key Liberal Democrat priorities for the city which will be taken forward include

  • abolishing the Brown Bin charge;
  • more curriculum choices in schools;
  • improving music education;
  • a new £1million road safety fund;
  • Resurfacing at least 40km of roads and 40km of pavements each year so that by 2032 at least 80% of our roads and pavements are in good condition.
  • investment in green transport – walking and cycling
  • campaigning to reverse underfunding of our city
  • addressing the climate change emergency and moving the city towards a sustainable net zero position.

Steve concluded, “After ten years of the Labour, Conservative and Independent coalition, Aberdeen voted for change. We could have stood on the sidelines and made plenty of noise or we could step up, take responsibility and deliver on the promises we made to those who put their trust in us.

“We didn’t like the terms administration – which nobody understands – or coalition, so instead we are describing ourselves as a partnership. The SNP are indeed the larger of the two groups but the deal agreed with them takes us forward as partners in the running of the city.

“Our leader Ian Yuill becomes co-leader of Aberdeen City Council, Martin Greig becomes Convenor of the Education Committee, our new member Desmond Bouse is Vice-Convenor of Planning. I am Vice-Convenor of the Licensing Committee and Depute Provost”.

ABERDEEN CITY COUNCIL SCOTTISH LIBERAL DEMOCRAT & SNP PARTNERSHIP AGREED

Cllr Ian Yuill, Group Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrat Group on Aberdeen City Council and Cllr Alex Nicoll, Group Leader of the SNP Group on Aberdeen City Council announced that their parties have agreed to lead Aberdeen City Council from today’s (18 May 2022) Statutory Council Meeting.

At the Local Government elections, 5 May, the Scottish Liberal Democrats increased their number of seats from 3 to 4 Councillors. The SNP won 20 seats, increasing from 19, on Aberdeen City Council.

Commenting on the announcement,

Cllr Ian Yuill:
“Aberdeen and Aberdeen City Council faces major challenges in the years ahead. The Liberal Democrats are committed to working in this Partnership to deliver for Aberdeen’s citizens. We will work to provide the best possible education in modern buildings, to help citizens through the cost of living crisis, improve transport and roads, and work to meet global environmental challenges.”

Cllr Alex Nicoll said:
“People in Aberdeen have voted for leadership that will work for them. Our Partnership will aim to tackle the issues that are important to Aberdonians. We will deliver the services that people deserve from their Council, help give children the best start in life and work to combat poverty. We will also play our part in delivering a socially and economically just transition away from oil and gas, striving to make our city the Net Zero capital of Europe.”

EU Settlement Scheme Support In Aberdeen

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Citizens’ Rights Project provides information, advice and support for EU citizens in Scotland by connecting groups and organisations working within European communities. They are a group of third sector workers, researchers, legal experts and volunteers. You can find more about their core team here

Citizens Rights Project not only establishes a forum for European communities to voice their concerns, but also provides a platform for collective action to drive positive social change. 

Their aim is to assist EU nationals in accessing information and advice on citizens’ rights, and to encourage and facilitate their contacts with public sector and government organisations. They want to inform EU nationals about opportunities available to them in Scotland, but also to promote awareness of their concerns and needs, especially those raised by Brexit. 

Although the deadline to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme has passed, they are still supporting many EU citizens with matters related to the scheme. Some approach the project because they don’t understand how their new migration status work, others because they are facing issues when proving, updating or accessing their status.

Many others get in touch because they are still waiting for the outcome of their applications. They also have clients who should have applied but haven’t done yet, and need to submit a late application.

Citizen Rights Project have organised  a FREE multilingual support clinics in Aberdeen to provide advice, information and help to EU citizens and their family members with their EU Settlement Scheme applications.

The clinics will take place on Turning Point Scotland, 27 Holburn Street, Aberdeen, Ab10 6BS, on the following dates

  • Saturday, 14th of May | 10.00 am to 15.00 pm
  • Saturday, 18th of June | 10.00 am to 15.00 pm
  • Saturday, 16th  of July  | 10.00 am to 15.00 pm

You can also find more information  in  this Facebook event.

Thank You

Liberal Democrat Steve Delaney has been re-elected to Aberdeen City Council to represent the Kingswells, Sheddocksley, Summerhill ward. Steve was elected at Stage 1, heading up the poll with 1778 first preferences.

Steve said, “I am delighted to have been re-elected to serve a third term as a councillor for our area. First of all I would like to thank the Returning Officer and his staff. I would also like to thank Aberdeen Donside Liberal Democrats, my election agent, Peter Heald and my wife Eileen for all their support and their hard work. Thanks also to the ‘army’ of local supporters who helped deliver this result. Last but not least thanks to all 1778 people who have put their trust in me.

“I’m looking forward to a quiet weekend, then it’s back to work again on Monday looking after the interests of our area and getting on with the job. I’m delighted to be back and I offer my thanks once more to all who supported me in the recent election.

“I dedicate this victory to my friend John Stewart, who took me to my first electoral success in 2002 and sadly passed away just a few weeks ago. Also to another good friend Neil Berry who delivered thousands of Focuses over 19 years and died suddenly last year”.

Liberal Democrats Launch City Election Manifesto

Aberdeen Liberal Democrats have launched their manifesto – “Putting the Sparkle Back in the Granite City” – for the 5th May Council elections.

Liberal Democrat Group Leader Councillor Ian Yuill said, “Aberdeen is a city with a long and proud heritage, a city with a record of valuing education, a city with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a city which embraces links across Europe and around the world.

“Sadly, over the last ten years the City Council has been led by a coalition of Conservative, Labour and Independent councillors which has more than doubled the Council’s non-housing capital debt to over £1,068 million pounds. This is the equivalent of £4,664 for every adult and child in Aberdeen. The Conservative, Labour and Independent councillors have pursued large vanity projects rather than focussing on providing the key services upon which people depend.

“Aberdeen’s most valued asset is its citizens, and the Liberal Democrats are committed to improving life chances and the quality of life for all. Our 2022 election manifesto focuses on delivering that.

“The Liberal Democrats are committed to putting the sparkle back into the granite city.”

Key points in the Liberal Democrats’ plans for Aberdeen and the City Council include:

✅ Taking action to improve educational opportunities for Aberdeen’s young people.

✅ Transforming the quality of our city’s environment through positive green policies, including planting one million trees over the next ten years.

✅ Improving transport within our city, including £40 million of investment over five years in repairing and resurfacing Aberdeen’s crumbling roads and pavements.

✅ Making streets safer for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.

✅ Developing Aberdeen’s economy in a genuine partnership with the private sector, third sector and residents.

✅ Revitalising our city centre.

✅ Delivering, with partners, over the next ten years, thousands of homes for social rent.

Councillor Martin Greig, Depute Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, added, “Education is the key investment for our city’s future. Aberdeen’s children and young people deserve the best possible education so they can meet the challenges of the twenty first century. The Liberal Democrats will focus on providing high quality education in good quality school buildings.”

Liberal Democrat Housing and Transport Spokesperson Councillor Steve Delaney added, “There are over 5,000 people on Aberdeen’s council house waiting list. The Liberal Democrats want to eliminate that waiting list by building, with partners, 5,000 homes for social rent over the next ten years. Most of those 5,000 homes will be council houses.”

Steve Delaney added, “The Liberal Democrats also want to tackle the terrible state of many roads and pavements in Aberdeen. Our manifesto includes a plan to invest in resurfacing and properly repairing roads and pavements.”

Ian Yuill concluded, “After the Council election on 5th May, Aberdeen’s Liberal Democrat councillors will work to deliver the best possible services, to strengthen our economy and to make Aberdeen an even better place to live, do business, work, be educated and enjoy life.”

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Springhill Road

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Start Date and Time : 04 May 2022 19:00 
End Date and Time : 04 May 2022 23:59 

Location : Springhill Road

Description : The effect of the order is to impose a temporary one-way restriction on Springhill Road, Aberdeen, between its junctions Lang Stracht and Sheddocksley Drive.

The permitted direction of travel will be northbound only.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on the same stretch of road.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during traffic signal detector repairs.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Lochwynd on 0141 781 4477 or at sales@lochwynd.com 

Alternate Route : An alternative route for southbound vehicles is available via Greenfern Road, Fernhill Drive, and Lang Stracht. 

Aberdeen’s Liberal Democrat Budget Proposals

Aberdeen’s Liberal Democrat councillors yesterday proposed investing in education, abolishing the Garden Tax, repairing crumbling roads and pavements, and enhancing Aberdeen’s environment at Aberdeen City Council’s budget meeting. 

Liberal Democrat Group Leader Ian Yuill said: “The Liberal Democrats’ priorities are education, the environment and repairing Aberdeen’s crumbling roads and pavements. 

“Our proposals include investing over £46 million in city schools, abolishing the hated Garden Tax and investing in properly maintaining Aberdeen’s roads and pavements. Things that affect the whole city. It is important that the council gets the basics right.” 

Key points of the Liberal Democrats’ budget proposals included: 

  • Investing £46.4 million in education buildings including a new primary school for Torry, relocating St. Peter’s School, improving nursery facilities at St. Joseph’s School and £2 million to increase capacity at Bucksburn Academy.
  • Abolishing the Garden Tax, the unpopular charge made to collect residents’ garden waste from brown bins. 
  • Investing an extra £14 million over five years in repairing roads and pavements across Aberdeen. This would pay to resurface up to 70 miles of road surface. 
  • Investing in improving Aberdeen’s environment including tree planting and action to enhancing biodiversity. 
  • Improving road safety by creating a Road Safety Fund and rolling out 20mph speed limits in all residential areas in Aberdeen. 
  • Investing £16 million in improving charging facilities for electric vehicles in Aberdeen. This is the equivalent of over 3,200 fast chargers. 
  • Investigating the feasibility of planting rose beds at key points alongside Anderson Drive. 
  • Investigating generating green energy using ground source heat pumps in council playing fields and parks. 
  • A 3.3% increase in council tax. 
  • Cutting by £50 million to £100 million the funds allocated to the City Centre and Beach Masterplans.  

Ian Yuill said, “Despite the huge cuts forced on the council by the Scottish Government, the Liberal Democrat have once again focused resources on our priorities of education, Aberdeen’s roads and pavements and our environment.” 

Bus Route Diversions in South Sheddocksley

Lewis Road is being resurfaced between 28th February and 20th March. As a result of this, the road is closed and only access to homes is permitted. The No 23 bus is currently being diverted around the new development at Maidencraig, missing out the whole of the South Sheddocksley loop. 

Lib Dem councillor Steve Delaney, who lives locally, said, “The resurfacing of Lewis Road is very welcome but of course resurfacing this length of road and maintaining access to people’s homes has been challenging and a few problems have arisen. I have been working with the council to try to resolve as many of these as possible”.

“It was also brought to my attention that a small number of motorists had been driving too fast over the construction site, potentially putting the work force at risk. I would therefore ask that anyone who does not need to take their car out, leaves it at home for the next few days. If you do need to drive, please do so, but be particularly mindful of the safety of staff working on site. Thank you”.

Two issues stood out as affecting quite a sizeable number of people, both  were related to the height difference between footway and carriageway (under construction)as the old road surface was removed. This was causing difficulties for wheelchair users as the step was high for them to get back up onto the footway on the other side. In addition, the gap between the carriageway (under construction) in Lewis Road and that of Barvas Walk was making it difficult for residents to get in and out of Barvas Walk.

Steve continued, “Both the council and the contractor have been amenable to trying to resolve the concerns I have raised with them. Accordingly, temporary ramps are already being put in place at the dropped kerbs as well as at the entrance to  Barvas Walk”. 

In addition, the contractor was making good progress over this first week and we are now looking at a completion date of 9th March for the resurfacing of the entire road. It’s likely some minor works such as lining may need to be done after that date. However, the road re-surfacing should, subject to weather conditions, be completed by then and fully re-opened to all traffic”. 

Meanwhile the council has agreed to put out relevant information through their social media accounts. I appreciate not everyone is online, so please pass the word around your neighbours, especially people who may not  be online and do make regular use of the bus service”.

“With regard to the No 23 bus, this is expected to return to the Sheddocksley loop from Monday 7th March. It will not be able to completely follow the normal  route until the resurfacing has been completed. However, it will follow a modified route which should involve a much lesser walking distance to a bus stop than it has over this past week”.

Details of bus route diversions can be found on the FirstAberdeen website. You can keep up with the latest on the resurfacing and the buses through the council’s Twitter and Facebook pages.

Union Street To Re-Open To Public Transport

The central shopping section of Union Street will re-open to buses and taxis as soon as demolition works are completed on the frontage of the former BHS store. Assurance were given at the time of the initial closure in 2020 that this was being done on the grounds of public safety during the pandemic and it would be re-opened as soon as it was considered safe to do so.

In November last year, Labour and Conservative councillors proposed permanent closure to all traffic and the committee vote was tied 4-4 with a casting vote being needed to pass the proposals. They decided to maintain the ‘temporary closure’ status until such times as the permanent closure could go through the required legal processes.

Since November there has been much political wrangling with the proposals twice being blocked from being debated by the full council. There has also been a public outcry at a decision of this magnitude being approved by just 4 of the city’s 45 councillors. At a Special Council Meeting last month a majority of councillors voted to discuss the matter but that lacked the required two thirds majority.

The matter was up for discussion again on Monday 28 February and this time only a simple majority was required to change the previous decision. Councillors have now voted to re-open this section of Union Street to public transport only, as soon as possible. In effect that means as soon as the hoardings come down from the former BHS building, which should take around 12 weeks.

Kingswells, Sheddocksley & Summerhill councillor Steve Delaney, who voted to re-open the section of Union Street from Bridge Street to Market Street, said, “Pedestrianisation, when carried out in the right parts of the city centre can work particularly well, but we need to ensure that the heart of our city centre remains accessible to all our residents and closing off a section of our main street to public transport just doesn’t work for anyone”.

“In an ideal world we would all like to see the whole City Centre pedestrianised, but we don’t have the luxury of a city built on a grid, so there’s no parallel streets to take the traffic. The temporary closure of the past 22 months has lengthened journey times significantly, which must also be adding significantly to pollution, especially around Guild Street and the Harbour”.

“People are taking longer to get to and from work and the experience is such that anyone visiting the city centre for shopping or for pleasure is unlikely to be coming back any time soon, as it is no pleasure being stuck on a bus entering Aberdeen’s very own Bermuda Triangle, never knowing if you’ll see the other side”.

“The enforced closure has also shown that disability access to Union Street Central , as it’s now being called, is not something that can easily be mitigated against. To close off this section of Union Street makes it a no-go area for many people with limited mobility due to the the lack of Blue Badge parking, the positioning of bus stops, the walking distances, the inclines on Market Street and Bridge Street and much more. People just can’t get where they want to go. As a city we should be removing barriers faced by people with disabilities rather than constructing new ones”.

“I am pleased to see common sense prevail at last. I’m just disappointed it took so long to happen and I still struggle to understand how anyone could have dreamt this up, given the plain to see traffic chaos it has caused over nearly two years”.

The changed priorities will come into effect once the hoardings come down from the former BHS building. The effect of this change will be that buses and taxis (including private hire cars) will be permitted to travel through this section of road but other vehicles will not. There will be bus gates at either end to prevent other vehicles from entering ‘Union Street Central’ but the much hated bus gate on Market Street will be removed, bringing both Market Street and the section of Union Street from Market Street to King Street back into full use for all vehicles.

Key Decisions On City Centre & Beach

The council meeting which took place on 28 February lasted for over 10 hours. As well as reversing the decision to close Union Street Central (the section between Bridge Street and Market Street) to all traffic, a number of key decisions were taken on the City Centre & Beach Masterplans, the first of which was to merge them into a single Masterplan. There was also agreement from all on an initiative to clean up the frontages of all buildings on Union Street.

Kingswells, Sheddocksley & Summerhill councillor Steve Delaney said, “The initiative to clean up Union Street is very much welcomed. This is something that’s brought up time and time again by constituents, just how run down this great street has become. The Lib Dem Group is firmly in favour of moves such as these to breathe life back into our granite mile”.

This scheme is designed to help improve all buildings on Union Street. However, Lib Dem Group Leader Ian Yuill received assurances from council officers that owners who had let their buildings get into a state of neglect would not be find themselves being ‘rewarded for failure’ under the scheme.

Councillors also backed an initiative to expand the cafe culture in and around the Belmont Street area. Steve Delaney was perhaps less convinced than some when he said, “Making the place more attractive and inviting to both local people and visitors is what it’s all about. But why do we have to keep the focus on cafe culture? Sitting out in the sun on a lovely summer’s day sounds just about right when you’re off on your summer break. But we do live in the NE of Scotland where a great summer lasts for little more than a couple of weeks if we’re lucky. The rest of the time we’re either facing blustering gales or running for cover to avoid getting drookit. That’s the simple reason why pavement cafes have never caught on big time in Aberdeen to the same extent as we see them in France, Spain, Italy and other countries which enjoy a Mediterranean coastline”.

“I’m all for people enjoying a seat outside. However, I feel there’s too much expectation being placed around the contribution of cafe culture towards the regeneration of the city centre. Personally I see much more benefit being derived from further enhancing the streetscape and the exterior of buildings to ensure that patrons can still enjoy the warmth of our Scottish hospitality when mother nature awakens them from their Mediterranean dreams”.

Over a dozen new projects make up the Beach Masterplan with only one proving controversial. The Lib Dem Group asked councillors to commit to spending no public money on a Football Stadium to replace Pittodrie. Steve said, “I would like to think that the council will work alongside AFC to help them realise their dream of a new stadium at the Beach. What we can’t do is expect Aberdeen’s residents to pay for it through their council tax. What I can’t understand is why Labour, Conservative and SNP councillors were unwilling to commit to this principle”.

Other projects planned for the beach area include a re-vamped Beach Ballroom fronted by a plaza, an outdoor amphitheatre, an urban park for all ages, a pavilion building, a new sports and leisure centre, a sports area and pump track, new and improved landscaping, a pier and boardwalk, a surfing village and energy centre and more.

The City Centre and Beach Masterplans will be returning to the newly elected council in August with full business cases for each of the component parts. Steve said, “There’s a lot of good ideas in both Masterplans. What we now need is the detail and the costings for each of these projects. It will then be for the council to take a view on both their desirability and affordability”.

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Derbeth Crescent

Start Date and Time : 07 March 2022 04:00
End Date and Time : 20 March 2022 17:00

Location : Derbeth Crescent

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 04:00 on 07 March, 2022 until 17:00 on 20 March, 2022, is to impose a prohibition of driving on Derbeth Crescent, Aberdeen, in its entirety.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side of the same stretch of carriageway for any purpose for the duration of the works.

Access will be maintained for disabled badge holders when possible however delays maybe likely in order to move plant to allow safe access.

The restrictions are in the interests of public safety during ACC carriageway resurfacing works.
Alternate Route : Lewis Road, Lang Stracht (A944), Springhill Road, Sheddocksley Drive and vice versa

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Lewis Road

Start Date and Time : 21 February 2022 04:00
End Date and Time : 27 March 2022 17:00

Location : Lewis Road

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 04:00 on 21 February, 2022 until 17:00 on 27 March, 2022, is to impose a prohibition of driving on Lewis Road, Aberdeen, from Lang Stracht to Benbecula Road.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side of the same stretch of carriageway for any purpose for the duration of the works.

Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones.

Local access/egress only will be maintained from Benbecula Road side when possible and safe to do so.

The restrictions are in the interests of public safety during ACC carriageway resurfacing works.

Alternate Route : Lang Stracht, Skye Road, Arran Avenue

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Mastrick Road / Willowpark Crescent / Willowpark Road

Start Date and Time : 28 February 2022 08:00 
End Date and Time : 27 March 2022 17:00

Location : Mastrick Road / Willowpark Crescent / Willowpark 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, which will operate from 08:00 on 28 February 2022, until 17:00 on 27 March 2022, is to impose a temporary no-waiting restriction on both sides of Mastrick Road, Aberdeen, from no. 37 to Willowpark Crescent, both sides of Willowpark Crescent from no. 116 to no. 25, both sides of Willowpark Road from Willowpark Crescent to Willowpark Place.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones. Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense.

The measure is necessary to protect public safety during ACC street lighting column upgrade works.