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Common Good Land Consultation - Banchory Skatepark


Aberdeenshire Council are consulting on the proposal to lease land within Bellfield Park to allow Banchory Skatepark Group (BSG) to construct and manage a new skatepark facility. The land is adjacent to and includes the area housing the existing skate ramp. It covers an area of 0.15ha and is to the east of Bellfield carpark.


Bellfield Park is Common Good Land. When considering disposal of certain types of Common Good Land (whether by sale or lease), certain legal requirements must be followed, including the need for the Council to carry out a Statutory Consultation with the community under Part 8 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.


Further details about the proposed new skatepark, including the results of a detailed consultation carried out by BSG in 2018, can be found here in the Banchory Skate Park Feasibility Study, September 2018.


A copy of the statutory consultation document can be found by clicking the link. The consultation will be open from 11th February to 8th April 2019 and completed forms can be returned via email:, via post: Marr Area Office, School Road, Alford, AB33 8TY or by handing them in to Banchory Library. Paper copies of the consultation document are also available in the Library along with reference copies of the Feasibility Study.  Please return forms by 8th April 2019.