Traveller site identified in Ellon

A site off Golf Road has been identified as a possible traveller stopover.
A site off Golf Road has been identified as a possible traveller stopover.

Councillors are to press ahead with an investigation of four potential traveller sites in Aberdeenshire - 
including one in Ellon.

Land at the town’s Golf Road has been earmarked as a possible stopover halt, along with others in Inverurie, Old Deer and 
Laurencekirk.

The site is inappropriate for use as stopover area with approximately six pitches

Andrew Plews Ellon Community Council

But the move has prompted early opposition from 
Ellon Community Council.

At its monthly meeting on Monday, the council deemed the site “inappropriate” for use as a stopover area.

Secretary Andrew Plews said they had received a huge amount of feedback from local residents through their Facebook page and via email and they would endeavour to present these views to the local authority as the site’s suitability was assessed.

Local Councillors Richard Thomson and Rob Merson told Monday’s meeting that the study into potential sites was at a very early stage.

Mr Plews said: “Ellon Community Council will continue to follow developments on the use of the Golf Road site and express the view that the site is inappropriate for use as stopover area with approximately 
six pitches.

“These objections have been raised at this early stage in the identification of sites for travellers across 
Aberdeenshire.”