Committee member details


Councillor Martin Ford
Telephone 01224 790052
Email cllr.m.ford@aberdeenshire.gov.uk
Address c/o Woodhill House
  Westburn Road
Town Aberdeen
Post Code AB16 5GB
Council Ward 12 - East Garioch
Political Party Democratic Independent and Green Group
Register of Interests
 

Surgery details:

Ward 12 East Garioch Councillors (Martin Ford, Fergus Hood, Dominic Lonchay, Glen Reid) are available for joint consultation as follows:

Tuesday evenings at Kintore School, Link Room 2, Castle Walk, Kintore, from 6.30 -  7.00pm on the following dates:

19th February, 16th April and 15th October 2019

Wednesday evenings at Newmachar School, Staff Room, 7 School Road, Newmachar, from 7.00 - 7.30pm on the following dates:

27th March, 22nd May, 25th September and 27th November 2019

And at Hatton of Fintray, Village Hall, Hatton of Fintray, on Tuesday 4th June and Tuesday 3rd December 2019.


 

 

 

 

Committee memberships


Aberdeenshire Council View
Education and Children`s Services Committee (from 27 January 2017) View
Garioch Area Committee View
Garioch Pre-application Member Consultation Forum View
Gypsy/Traveller Sub Committee (Substitute) View
Infrastructure Services Committee (from 27 January 2017) (Substitute) View
Procedures Committee View
Sustainability Committee View

Interests

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Data recorded in this format from - 01 August 2015, for historic information please contact committee.services@aberdeenshire.gov.uk
Declared Interests (27)Close
Title Item 4 - Planning Applications - (1) APP/2018/3027 and (2) APP/2018/3028 Close
Description On the basis that he had previously given procedural advice to the applicant and, in addition, had previously been a work colleague of the SEPA representative (Mr Mackay) and having applied the objective test concluded that he had no interest to declare and would remain in the meeting.
Date 27/06/2019
Meeting Meeting 27/06/2019 10:15:00
Committee Aberdeenshire Council
  http://committees.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/committees.aspx?commid=1&meetid=19373
Title 7. Decision of the Standards Commission in Case No. LA/As/2173 Close
Description By virtue of the Councillor`s connection with Councillor Johnston he would remain in the meeting.
Date 25/04/2019
Meeting Meeting 25/04/2019 10:15:00
Committee Aberdeenshire Council
  http://committees.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/committees.aspx?commid=1&meetid=19071
Title Item 7 - Community Council Grants Close
Description His wife is a Community Councillor. (Remained in Council Chamber).
Date 23/04/2019
Meeting Meeting 23/04/2019 10:15:00
Committee Garioch Area Committee
Title Item 5A - 24 residential flats at site east to Lower Townhead, Kintore Close
Description Has a personal friend who resides in Townhead Terrace, but he did not make a representation and Cllr Ford indicated that he had not discussed the application with him. Did not consider this to be an interest and took part in the consideration of the relevant item.
Date 05/02/2019
Meeting Meeting 05/02/2019 10:15:00
Committee Garioch Area Committee
Title Item 5 A - 24 residential flats at site east to Lower Townhead, Kintore Close
Description Knows the applicant as he attends the same social event as him once a year and as the architect has undertaken work for him in the past. Did not consider this to be an interest and took part in the consideration of the relevant item.
Date 05/02/2019
Meeting Meeting 05/02/2019 10:15:00
Committee Garioch Area Committee
Title Item 5. Planning Enforcement Gypsy/Traveller Site at North Esk, St Cyrus - Update Report Close
Description On the basis that the Councillor had previously given procedural advice to the applicant and having applied the objective test concluded that he had no interest to declare and would remain in the meeting.
Date 17/01/2019
Meeting Meeting 17/01/2019 10:15:00
Committee Aberdeenshire Council
  http://committees.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/committees.aspx?commid=1&meetid=19068
Title Item 6 - Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan 2021 - Main Issues Report Close
Description Knows the agent for site GR065 at Newmachar (left the Chamber to allow discussion to take place regarding this site)
Date 09/10/2018
Meeting Meeting 09/10/2018 10:15:00
Committee Garioch Area Committee
Title 7D - Formation of access and car park (serving proposed railway station) with associated landscaping and infrastructure at site adjacent to Northern Road, Kintore Close
Description Cllr Ford noted that although he had made numerous positive statements and comments about the provision of a railway station at Kintore, but had never made comment about planning issues and therefore would take part in the discussion.
Date 19/06/2018
Meeting Meeting 19/06/2018 10:15:00
Committee Garioch Area Committee
Title Item 6A - Erection of dwellinghouse (Renewal of Planning Permission APP/2014/3815) at land at 25 High Street, Kemnay Close
Description Knew the applicant (left the Council Chamber)
Date 29/05/2018
Meeting Meeting 29/05/2018 10:15:00
Committee Garioch Area Committee
Title 12 - Supplementary Directorate Work Plan Close
Description Wife is the Chair of the LEADER South Aberdeenshire Local Action Group (left the Council Chamber)
Date 29/05/2018
Meeting Meeting 29/05/2018 10:15:00
Committee Garioch Area Committee
Title Item 10 - Community Council Grants 2018/2019 Close
Description Wife is on Fintray Community Council.
Date 17/04/2018
Meeting Meeting 17/04/2018 10:15:00
Committee Garioch Area Committee
Title Item 10 - Strategic Transport Update Close
Description As a substitute member on NESTRANS – not substantial – to participate
Date 25/01/2018
Meeting Meeting 25/01/2018 10:15:00
Committee Infrastructure Services Committee (from 27 January 2017)
  http://committees.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/committees.aspx?commid=495&meetid=18742
Title Item 9 - Fraserburgh, Peterhead and Ellon to Aberdeen Strategic Transport Study – Feedback of Area Committee consideration Close
Description As a substitute member on NESTRANS – not substantial – to participate
Date 25/01/2018
Meeting Meeting 25/01/2018 10:15:00
Committee Infrastructure Services Committee (from 27 January 2017)
  http://committees.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/committees.aspx?commid=495&meetid=18742
Title Item 9 - Scheme for Establishment of Community Councils Close
Description Wife is a member of a Community Council and continued to participate in the meeting.
Date 28/09/2017
Meeting Meeting 28/09/2017 10:15:00
Committee Aberdeenshire Council
  http://committees.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/committees.aspx?commid=1&meetid=18730
Title Item 5 - Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils and Community Council Boundary Changes Close
Description Declared an interest in Item 5 as his wife was on a Community Council but remained in the meeting.
Date 27/04/2017
Committee Aberdeenshire Council
  http://committees.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/committees.aspx?commid=1&meetid=18346
Title Item 6B - Residential development of 12 no. flats at land to the rear of Commercial Hotel, Martin Road, Insch Close
Description Associated with Grampian Housing Association (left the Chamber).
Date 31/01/2017
Meeting Meeting 31/01/2017 10:15:00
Committee Garioch Area Committee
Title Item 6 - Residential Development Comprising 6 no. flats (including 1 no. affordable unit) and associated car parking at site at Mortimer’s Lane, Inverurie Close
Description Knows an objector the application (left the Council Chamber)
Date 08/11/2016
Meeting Meeting 08/11/2016 10:15:00
Committee Garioch Area Committee
Title Item 8 - Proposed Traffic Management Measures on Martin Road and George Street, Insch – Results of Consultations Close
Description Involved with the Housing Association referred to in the report (left the Council Chamber)
Date 08/11/2016
Meeting Meeting 08/11/2016 10:15:00
Committee Garioch Area Committee
Title Item 6D - Residential development comprising 6 no. flats (including 1 no. affordable unit) and associated car parking at site at Mortimer’s Lane, Inverurie Close
Description Knows objectors to the application (left the Council Chamber)
Date 04/10/2016
Meeting Meeting 04/10/2016 11:00:00
Committee Garioch Area Committee
Title Item 17 - APP/2015/3583 at Land at Mill of Forest, Stonehaven Close
Description Member of a subsidiary body of GHA
Date 30/06/2016
Meeting Meeting 30/06/2016 10:15:00
Committee Aberdeenshire Council
  http://committees.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/committees.aspx?commid=1&meetid=18282
Title Item 6E - Alterations and extension to dwellinghouse (part retrospective) at 1 Northern Road, Kintore Close
Description Knows the applicant well (left the Council Chamber)
Date 21/06/2016
Meeting Meeting 21/06/2016 10:15:00
Committee Garioch Area Committee
Title Item 16 - Fintray and Kinellar Community Council Close
Description Wife is one of the Community Councillors elected for the Hatton of Fintray area
Date 21/06/2016
Meeting Meeting 21/06/2016 10:15:00
Committee Garioch Area Committee
Title Item 6 - Kintore Rail Station - Scottish Stations Fund Bid Close
Description Member of NESTRANS Board
Date 31/05/2016
Meeting Meeting 15/03/2016 10:15:00
Committee Garioch Area Committee
Title Item 8 - Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan 2016: issues Raised in the Response to the Proposed Supplementary Guidance Close
Description Issues were raised by Scottish Enterprise and his wife is employed by Scottish Enterprise, but would have no influence on the comments made.
Date 15/03/2016
Meeting Meeting 15/03/2016 10:15:00
Committee Garioch Area Committee
Title Item 14 - Disposal of Blythewood House, Port Elphinstone, Inverurie Close
Description As the report suggests the involvement of Housing Associations and he is a board member of a subsidiary of a Housing Association.
Date 12/01/2016
Committee Garioch Area Committee
Title Item 7B - Erection of 64 dwellinghouses (change of house type) at site to south of Boynds Farm, Uryside Phase 2B-1, Inverurie Close
Description Member of a subsidiary of Grampian Housing Association which is involved in the affordable housing element of the application (left the Chamber)
Date 10/11/2015
Committee Garioch Area Committee
Title Item 8 - Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan 2016: Issues Raised in Response to the Proposed Local Development Plan and Proposed Submission to Scottish Ministers Close
Description Member of NESTRANS Board which has commented on the local development plan. Cllr Ford confirmed that he was not on the Board when the comments were made.
Date 10/11/2015
Meeting Meeting 10/11/2015 10:15:00
Committee Garioch Area Committee