Contact Us

This is contact information for The Planning Teams. For other contact information, please visit the Contact Us pages

There are four Development Management teams within the Planning and Building Standards service. Most developments will be dealt with by one of three area based Planning Teams. Each of these three teams cover two of the six administrative areas of Aberdeenshire.  These being the Banff & Buchan and Garioch Team, Buchan and Formartine Team and the Kincardine & Mearns and Marr Team.

The teams are based across main service centres at Banff, Peterhead, Ellon, Inverurie and Stonehaven. Surgeries are held at the local area office for the area.  During these times planning officers are available for advice and consultation.

Strategic developments involving complex or large scale development within key areas of Aberdeenshire (which will usually be classed as Major Developments) will largely be dealt with by the Strategic Development Delivery Team based at Woodhill House.

Planning Managers

Mairi Stewart is the Planning Manager responsible for managing the three area based Development Management function on behalf of the Head of Planning and Building Standards. Bruce Stewart is the Planning Manager responsible for Strategic Development and Enforcement.

Strategic Development Delivery Team

Contact Wendy Forbes, Team Manager
Administrative Base Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB16 5GB
Telephone 01224 664221
Fax 01224 664679

Banff & Buchan and Garioch Team

Contact Chris Ormiston, Team Manager
Administrative Base Winston House, 39 Castle Street, Banff, AB45 1DQ and Gordon House, Blackhall Road, Inverurie, AB51 3WA
Telephone 01261 813210 and 01467 534333
Fax 01467 628469
Email and
Area Office Surgeries 51 Mid Street, Fraserburgh - Wednesday (weekly) 10.00am until 16.00pm (ex 12.30-13.30) (Telephone: 01346 586315)

Buchan and Formartine Team

Contact Darren Ross, Team Manager
Administrative Base Buchan House, St Peter Street, Peterhead, AB42 1QF and 45 Bridge Street, Ellon, AB41 9AA
Telephone 01779 483724 and 01358 726429
Fax 01779 483727 and 01358 726450
Email and
Area Office Surgeries There is no longer a monthly area surgery. The Planning team in Ellon would be pleased to take any calls on 01358 726429 in relation to planning matters.

Kincardine & Mearns and Marr Team

Contact Neil Stewart , Team Manager
Administrative Base Viewmount, Arduthie Road, Stonehaven, AB39 2DQ
Telephone 01569 768300
Fax 01569 766549
Email and
Area Office planning surgeries within the Marr Area run on a fortnightly basis on Wednesday mornings (10am – 12.30pm). Please contact the Stonehaven Office (Telephone: 01569 768300) for the next available date. Please note that the Aboyne and Alford Office surgeries will require customers to ring the doorbell for access.
Area Office Surgeries The Square, Banchory
Bellwood Road, Aboyne
  School Road, Alford
  25 Gordon Street, Huntly


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