DRAFT MINUTES of the KINCRAIG & VICINITY COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Meeting held 7.00 pm on Tuesday 08th February 2022 by Video conference
Chair: Lesley Dudgeon TreasurerSusan Libeks SecretaryGeraldine Macnab
Present: J Forbes Leith , C Hayes , I Ash ,G Culpan ,S MacKenzie ,Cllr P Hadley .
1.Welcome & Aplologies & Declarations of Interest:The chair welcomed everyone to the meeting. Apologies received from D Falconer and A Cairns.
No declarations of Interest .
2.Minutes of Last Meeting:
The minutes from 11thJanuary -Proposed G Culpan
Seconded S Libeks
4.Planning & Roads
22/01/2022– Replacement of existing outbuilding . Birchfield ,The Brae, Kincraig .
KVCC Neutral stance
Ruthven Road Bridge – Major repair planned for spring, recent temporary repair.
Kincraig Memorial Landscaping – Application for funding made by KVCC .
4.1. Kincraig Path – Extension of application time to end of March.
Good progress with all documentation now sent to planning department. S Libeks leading this for KVCC and will liase with Jamie Williamson regarding CNPA funding for project
4.2. Kincraig public toilet and car parking in site of old telephone exchange – Funding for feasibility study has been applied for.
4.3. Platinum Jubilee – Weekend of 2,3-4 June 2022 . Celebrations proposed including bonfire ,village fete and possible hill race . J F.Leith is keen to progress this.
Reports and Correspondence:
5.1 Treasurers Report :
Overall loss of funds £562.22. No fundraising events over past 2 years.
5.2. No further correspondence regarding water supply issues. Awaiting information from Scottish Water.
5.3. Community Council Face to Face Meetings – KVCC will continue Zoom meetings for now ,planning F to F meeting in April.
5.4. Nairn River Community Council ,Land reform Bill – KVCC no comment
5.5. Scotrail Ticket Office Consultation – KVCC discussed the importance of maintaining the Aviemore ticket office and ensuring a ticket machine for Kingussie.`
5.6. Badenoch & Strathspey Short-term Let Consultation 7thMarch – Local consultation to bring in Short-term Let legislation in advance of Nationwide Plans for this.
Plans would necessitate Licensing for Lets which would be regulated by Planning Department .
All Counsellors and interested parties advised to register views online.
5.7. Draft National Planning Framework – Online event Feb/March.
Any other Business
KVCC discussed long term hopes for reopening of Kincraig Railway Station as we move towards a more carbon neutral transport plan. No immediate possibility of this