Monthly Archives: July 2016

FM granted planning permission to build Stonehaven’s first supermarket in Ury Estate

July 6, 2016

After decades of debate and a whole cabinet’s worth of contenders, one of the north-east’s biggest towns will soon be home to a large-scale supermarket thanks to the FM Group.

Aberdeenshire Council took three hours and forty minutes to grill applications for four different stores in Stonehaven yesterday.  In the end, proposals by the FM Group for a supermarket, 50-bedroom hotel and restaurant on the Ury Estate were approved on a delegated grant.  The decision came despite some councillors arguing approval would be a breach of the emerging 2016 Aberdeenshire local development plan.

Councillors had been urged to refuse all four proposals – none of which formed part of the original plan – amid fears about their impact on the town centre.

Applications for the New Mains of Ury, the Mains of Cowie and the Mill of Forest were all refused.

The FM Group is also behind a £80million Jack Nicklaus golf course and housing development at the Ury Estate, and the restoration of the B-listed Ury House.

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