My colleague Cllr Dodds asked the following question at this morning’s meeting of full council, please find the response below.
QUESTION FROM COUNCILLOR DOUGLAS DODDS FOR ANSWER BY THE LEADER OF THE COUNCIL AT THE FULL COUNCIL MEETING TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY 5 MARCH 2020.
Is the Leader of the Council satisfied that section 75 negotiations for the Park of Keir development have been transparent and open?
In August 2017, the Scottish Ministers issued a Notice of Intention stating that, subject to planning conditions and to the conclusion of a suitable legal agreement, they were minded to grant planning permission for development at Park of Keir, Dunblane.
The Scottish Minister’s Notice of Intention outlined the commitments required of the developer, with contributions in line with the Council’s Supplementary Guidance, for affordable housing and education; the limitations on residential development; and accessibility arrangements for the sports facilities.
The developer has sought a number of extensions of time to conclude the legal agreement from Scottish Ministers. The latest extension expired on 30th January 2020 and the developer has sought a further extension, the 9th request. Scottish Ministers are considering the request for an extension and have yet to respond.
Updates and briefings on progress have been provided to Member’s and the Community Council’s for Dunblane and Bridge of Allan during the period of this negotiation process.
When the agreement is concluded, a Paper will be taken to Planning and Regulation Panel to give the opportunity for scrutiny prior to it going to ministers, in line with the agreed motion at Stirling Council on 15 March 2018.
Alastair Majury resides locally in the historic Scottish city of Dunblane, and is a Principal Consultant and a Senior Regulatory Business Analyst working across the country. Alastair Majury also serves on the local council (Stirling Council) as Councillor Alastair Majury where he represents the ward of Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, topping the poll.
Alastair Majury, is also a director of Majury Change Management Ltd is a highly experienced Senior Business Analyst / Data Scientist with a proven track record of success planning, developing, implementing and delivering migrations, organisational change, regulatory, legislative, and process improvements for global financial organisations, covering Retail Banking, Investment Banking, Wealth Management, and Life & Pensions.
For several years now, Alastair has worked extensively with a variety of financial institutions in order to offer the utmost comprehensive services. As a data scientist/business analyst, Alastair Majury is expected to find intuitive and sensible solutions to complex problems.
As a data scientist/business analyst, Alastair Majury has worked closely with several high-profile businesses, such as BNP Paribas, National Australia Bank, Standard Life and the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.A graduate of University of Glasgow, Alastair Majury earned his M.A. in Economics with Business Economics. Since then, Alastair has undergone several training sessions and earned multiple certifications for a variety of skills. More specifically, he has earned certifications in IAQ, risk management, resource management, and a bevy of other areas. Alastair Majury thoroughly enjoys his work.
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Although he is a fierce and determined worker, Alastair also manages to find free time to embrace his hobbies and interests. Alastair is a major proponent of philanthropy and charitable endeavors. He constantly finds new and exciting ways to promote charities and philanthropic organizations in his community. He also tries to donate time and funds to said organizations whenever he can. Alastair Majury firmly believes that if we all work together towards a common goal, we can find peace.