Committee member details


Councillor Paul Johnston
Appointments Leader of the Democratic Independent and Green Group
Telephone 07799 582879
Fax 0208 020 4503 (Fax)
Email cllr.p.johnston@aberdeenshire.gov.uk
Address The Flat
  Tarves Road
Town Pitmedden, Udny
Post Code AB41 7NX
Council Ward 8 - Mid-Formartine
Political Party Democratic Independent and Green Group
Register of Interests
 

 




 

 

 

Committee memberships


Aberdeenshire Council View
Education and Children`s Services Committee (from 27 January 2017) (Substitute) View
Fisheries Working Group View
Formartine Area Committee View
Formartine Pre-application Member Consultation Forum View
Infrastructure Services Committee (from 27 January 2017) View
Local Review Body (Vice Chair) View
McDonald Public Park Endowment Trustees View
Vacation 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
Outside Bodies (6)Close
Title Haddo Country Park Forum Limited Close
Description Decision Making
Date 13/06/2017
Committee Formartine Area Committee
Title Oldmeldrum Pleasure Parks User Group Close
Description Advisory
Date 13/06/2017
Committee Formartine Area Committee
Title Haddo Country Park Consultative Forum Close
Description Advisory
Date 13/06/2017
Committee Formartine Area Committee
Title Haddo Country Park Consultative Forum Close
Description Advisory
Date 01/09/2015
Meeting Meeting 01/09/2015 10:00:00
Committee Formartine Area Committee
Title Oldmeldrum Pleasure Parks User Group Close
Description Advisory
Date 01/09/2015
Meeting Meeting 01/09/2015 10:00:00
Committee Formartine Area Committee
Title Haddo Country Park Forum Limited Close
Description Decision Making
Date 01/09/2015
Committee Formartine Area Committee
Declared Interests (37)Close
Title Item 11 - Recycling Centre Policy and Procedures Close
Description Director of CRNS, Community Resources Network Scotland, having applied objective test, there was no reason why he should not take part.
Date 22/08/2019
Meeting Meeting 22/08/2019 10:15:00
Committee Infrastructure Services Committee (from 27 January 2017)
  http://committees.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/committees.aspx?commid=495&meetid=19384
Title Item 13 - Waste Strategy – Funding Arrangements for Kerbside Service Changes Close
Description As a Director of Community Resources Network Scotland and, having applied the objective test, considered the interest to be remote and insignificant and continued to participate in the meeting.
Date 16/05/2019
Meeting Meeting 16/05/2019 10:15:00
Committee Infrastructure Services Committee (from 27 January 2017)
  http://committees.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/committees.aspx?commid=495&meetid=19382
Title 7. Decision of the Standards Commission in Case No. LA/As/2173 Close
Description As being the subject of the report the Councillor remained 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 5 - LRB 435 – Notice of Review Against Refusal of Full Planning Permission for Erection of Dwellinghouse at Site Adjacent to Bruntsmiddy Cottages, Turriff, AB53 5PN – Reference: APP/2018/0626 Close
Description The application site was within Councillor Johnston`s ward and he did not take part in determining that application.
Date 29/03/2019
Meeting Meeting 29/03/2019 10:15:00
Committee Local Review Body
  http://committees.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/committees.aspx?commid=9&meetid=19256
Title 9. Energy from Waste Inter Authority Agreement 3 (IAA3) and Contract Award Close
Description As a member of Community Networks Scotland and having applied the objective test considered the interest to be so remote and insignificant would remain in the meeting
Date 07/03/2019
Meeting Meeting 07/03/2019 10:15:00
Committee Aberdeenshire Council
  http://committees.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/committees.aspx?commid=1&meetid=19070
Title Item 6 - LRB 436 – Notice of Review Against Refusal of Full Planning Permission for Conversion of Domestic Garage to Form Self Contained Holiday Accommodation at Dove Cottage, Balmedie, AB23 8YS – Reference: APP/2018/1042. Close
Description Application site was in the Councillor`s ward and therefore he did not take part in the discussion of the item
Date 22/02/2019
Meeting Meeting 22/02/2019 10:15:00
Committee Local Review Body
  http://committees.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/committees.aspx?commid=9&meetid=19255
Title Item 9 - Waste Strategy 2019 - 2023 - Post Consultation Approval Close
Description As a Director of Community Resources Network Scotland, having applied the objective test considered the interest to be remote and insignificant and continued to participate in the meeting.
Date 24/01/2019
Meeting Meeting 24/01/2019 10:15:00
Committee Infrastructure Services Committee (from 27 January 2017)
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Title Item 8 - Review of Off Street Parking in Aberdeenshire Close
Description As a director of Haddo Country Park Ltd, having applied the objective test considered the interest to be remote and insignificant and continued to participate in meeting
Date 29/11/2018
Meeting Meeting 29/11/2018 10:15:00
Committee Infrastructure Services Committee (from 27 January 2017)
  http://committees.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/committees.aspx?commid=495&meetid=19018
Title Item 9 - 9. Waste Management – Recycling and Waste Collections Policy and Procedures Close
Description As Chair of CRNS - not substantial - would participate
Date 04/10/2018
Meeting Meeting 04/10/2018 10:15:00
Committee Infrastructure Services Committee (from 27 January 2017)
  http://committees.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/committees.aspx?commid=495&meetid=19017
Title Item 5 - LRB 425 - Notice of Review Against Refusal of Planning Permission in Principle for Erection of Dwellinghouse at Site to North of Bovaglie, Daviot, Inverurie, AB51 0JA – Reference: APP/2018/1053. Close
Description The application site is in his ward, withdrew from proceedings when that item was being determined.
Date 28/09/2018
Meeting Meeting 28/09/2018 10:15:00
Committee Local Review Body
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Title Item 10 - Proposed Aberdeen City and Shire Strategic Development Plan Close
Description As a substantive member of the SDPA and as a specific exclusion applied would remain and participate in the meeting.
Date 27/09/2018
Meeting Meeting 27/09/2018 10:15:00
Committee Aberdeenshire Council
  http://committees.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/committees.aspx?commid=1&meetid=19066
Title Item 5D - APP/2017/3076 - Full Planning Permission for Change of Use from Class 1 (Retail) to Class 3 (Food and Drink) at 21 The Square, Ellon Close
Description Councillor Johnston declared a connection to Item 5D by virtue of the fact that he was acquainted with the applicant’s family. However having applied the objective test he concluded that he had no interest to declare.
Date 26/06/2018
Meeting Meeting 26/06/2018 10:00:00
Committee Formartine Area Committee
Title Item 5A - APP/2017/3199 - Full Planning Permission for Provision of Outdoor Woodland Kindergarten and Siting of Yurt at Haddo Estate, Mains of Haddo, Tarves Close
Description Councillor Johnston declared a connection to Item 5A by virtue of the fact that he was a member of the Haddo Country Park Forum Limited. However having applied the objective test he concluded that he had no interest to declare.
Date 26/06/2018
Meeting Meeting 26/06/2018 10:00:00
Committee Formartine Area Committee
Title Item 4C - Full Planning Permission for Change of Use from Class 1 (Retail) to Class 3 (Food and Drink) at 21 The Square, Ellon Close
Description Councillor Johnston declared a connection to Item 4C by virtue of the fact that he was acquainted with the applicant’s family. However having applied the objective test he concluded that he had no interest to declare.
Date 05/06/2018
Meeting Meeting 05/06/2018 09:45:00
Committee Formartine Area Committee
Title Item 4D - APP/2017/3199 - Full Planning Permission for Provision of Outdoor Woodland Kindergarten and Siting of Yurt at Haddo Estate, Mains of Haddo, Tarves Close
Description Councillor Johnston declared a connection to Item 4D by virtue of the fact that he was a member of the Haddo Country Park Forum Limited. However having applied the objective test he concluded that he had no interest to declare.
Date 15/05/2018
Meeting Meeting 15/05/2018 10:00:00
Committee Formartine Area Committee
Title Item 10 - Area Committee Budget 2018-2019 - Funding Applications Close
Description Councillor Johnston declared an interest in Item 10, in relation to the application from the Tarves Development Trust, as a Director of the Trust. As he felt this interest was clear and substantial, he indicated that he would not take part in the debate and would leave the chamber during discussions.
Date 20/03/2018
Meeting Meeting 20/03/2018 09:45:00
Committee Formartine Area Committee
Title Item 9 - Area Committee Budget 2017-2018 Close
Description Councillor Johnston declared an interest in Item 9, in relation to the application from the Belhelvie Community Trust, as he was a founding trustee. Although he had not been involved in the application for funding, he felt this interest was clear and substantial and indicated that he would not take part in the debate and would leave the chamber during discussions.
Date 27/02/2018
Meeting Meeting 27/02/2018 09:45:00
Committee Formartine Area Committee
Title Item 4 - Petition for Consideration - Petition from the residents and friends of Newburgh in support of 20mph speed limit in Main Street, Newburgh Close
Description Councillor Johnston declared an interest as a supporter of the proposal by Mark Ruskell MSP, for a bill to replace the 30mph limit on speed restricted roads with a 20mph limit. As he did not feel this interest was clear and substantial, he indicated that he would take part in the debate of the item.
Date 06/02/2018
Meeting Meeting 06/02/2018 10:00:00
Committee Formartine Area Committee
Title Item 5C - APP/2017/1860 - Full Planning Permission for Erection of Fence and 3 Sheds at Balmedie Congregational Church, Rowan Drive, Balmedie Close
Description Councillor Johnston declared an interest in Item 5C as, although he had not expressed any views, he had attended several meetings at which this application had been discussed. As he felt this interest was clear and substantial, he indicated that he would not take part in the debate of this item and would withdraw from the chamber during discussions.
Date 28/11/2017
Meeting Meeting 28/11/2017 10:00:00
Committee Formartine Area Committee
Title Item 5C - APP/2017/1860 - Full Planning Permission for Erection of Fence and 3 Sheds at Balmedie Congregational Church, Rowan Drive, Balmedie Close
Description Councillor Johnston declared an interest in Item 5C as, although he had not expressed any views, he had attended several meetings at which this application had been discussed. As he felt this interest was clear and substantial, he indicated that he would not take part in the debate of this item and would withdraw from the chamber during discussions.
Date 07/11/2017
Meeting Meeting 07/11/2017 10:30:00
Committee Formartine Area Committee
Title Item 10 - Looked After Children Truancy and Absences Close
Description Councillor Johnston declared an interest in Item 10 as his wife worked for the Fostering and Adoption Service. As he did not feel this interest was clear and substantial, he indicated that he would take part in the debate of the item.
Date 22/08/2017
Meeting Meeting 22/08/2017 10:00:00
Committee Formartine Area Committee
Title Item 7D - APP/2016/3204 - Planning Permission in Principle for Erection of Dwellinghouse at Land Adjacent to Corthiemuir Farm, Udny, Ellon Close
Description Councillor Johnston declared an interest as he had been lobbied by the father of the applicant who was the witness for his recent Councillor nomination form. As he did not feel this interest was clear and substantial, he indicated that he would take part in the debate of this item.
Date 13/06/2017
Meeting Meeting 13/06/2017 10:00:00
Committee Formartine Area Committee
Title Item 5(a) Procurement of Domestic Furniture and Furnishings Close
Description As a Director of CRNS and continued to participate in the meeting
Date 20/04/2017
Meeting Meeting 20/04/2017 11:00:00
Committee Transitional Committee (from 27 January 2017)
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Title Item 4B - APP/2016/3202 - Full Planning Permission for Change of Use from Class 9 (Housing) to Class 1 (Pharmacy) at Park View, Pitmedden Close
Description Councillor Johnston declared an interest as he was a trustee of the adjacent park which was a non-notifiable neighbour. As he did not feel this interest was clear and substantial, he indicated that he would take part in the debate of the item.
Date 28/02/2017
Meeting Meeting 28/02/2017 10:00:00
Committee Formartine Area Committee
Title Item 12 - Area Committee Budget 2016-2017 Close
Description Councillor Johnston declared an interest as a Director of the Pitmedden, Udny and Tarves Community SCIO. As he felt this interest was clear and substantial, he indicated that he would not take part in the debate of the item and would withdraw from the chamber during discussions.
Date 07/02/2017
Meeting Meeting 07/02/2017 10:00:00
Committee Formartine Area Committee
Title Item 9 - Aberdeenshire Third Sector Charter Close
Description As a Director of Third Sector Organisations
Date 19/01/2017
Meeting Meeting 19/01/2017 10:15:00
Committee Policy and Resources Committee (from Jan 2007 to Jan 2017)
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Title Item 3 - Managing Residual Waste - Energy from Waste Close
Description As a Director of CRNS.
Date 26/10/2016
Meeting Meeting 26/10/2016 10:15:00
Committee Aberdeenshire Council
  http://committees.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/committees.aspx?commid=1&meetid=18573
Title Item 6A - APP/2016/1426 - Full Planning Permission for Retail Development (Including Supermarket) at Site at North Meadows Industrial Estate, Colpy Way, Colpy Road Industrial Estate, Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire Close
Description Councillor Johnston declared an interest in Item 6A as a member of the Co-operative Regional Committee, and in relation to the work he was involved in, in developing Fair Trade. As he felt this interest was clear and substantial, he indicated that he would not take part in the debate of this item and would withdraw from the chamber during discussions.
Date 30/08/2016
Meeting Meeting 30/08/2016 10:00:00
Committee Formartine Area Committee
Title Item 14 - Area Committee Budget 2016-2017 Close
Description Councillor Johnston declared an interest in Item 14, as a member of the Tarves Development Trust. As he felt this interest was clear and substantial, he indicated that he would not take part in the debate of this part of the item and would withdraw from the chamber during discussions.
Date 30/08/2016
Meeting Meeting 30/08/2016 10:00:00
Committee Formartine Area Committee
Title Item 7 - Options for Managing Residual Waste Close
Description Director of a community recycling company
Date 30/06/2016
Meeting Meeting 30/06/2016 10:15:00
Committee Aberdeenshire Council
  http://committees.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/committees.aspx?commid=1
Title Item 5B - APP/2015/2965 - Full Planning Permission for Erection of 3 No. Wind Turbines (50m Hub Height, 76.5m Blade Tip Height) and Associated Infrastructure at Land at Mains of Cairnbrogie, Oldmeldrum Close
Description Councillor Johnston declared an interest in Item 5B as he had recently been involved in discussions with the applicant in relation to another matter and, as he felt this interest was clear and substantial, he indicated that he would not take part in the debate of this item.
Date 22/03/2016
Meeting Meeting 22/03/2016 09:45:00
Committee Formartine Area Committee
Title Item 5C - APP/2016/0127 - Full Planning Permission for Change of Use of Land to Domestic (Retrospective) at 6 Shady Neuk Gardens, Balmedie Close
Description Councillor Johnston declared an interest in Item 5C as he had been in discussions with the applicant but, as he had not expressed an opinion, he did not feel this interest was clear and substantial and he indicated that he would take part in the debate of this item.
Date 22/03/2016
Meeting Meeting 22/03/2016 09:45:00
Committee Formartine Area Committee
Title Item 4 - Notice of Motion Close
Description Councillor Johnston declared an interest in Item 4.
Date 10/03/2016
Meeting Meeting 10/03/2016 10:15:00
Committee Aberdeenshire Council
Title Item 5F - Reference No: APP/2015/2598 - Full Planning Permission for Proposed Residential Development (3 No. Dwellinghouses) at Land at the Smithy, Manse Road, Udny Green, Aberdeenshire, AB41 7RS Close
Description Councillor Johnston declared an interest as a Trustee of the Dr Spence Memorial Hall and, as he felt this interest was clear and substantial, he indicated that he would not take part in the debate.
Date 17/11/2015
Meeting Meeting 17/11/2015 09:45:00
Committee Formartine Area Committee
Title Item 5A - APP/2015/0112 - Full Planning Permission for Erection of 4 No. Wind Turbines (45m to Hub, 67m Total Height) and Associated Infrastructure at Land to the North West of Hill of Petty, Fyvie, Turriff Close
Description Councillor Johnston declared an interest in as he had not attended the site visit and, as he felt this interest was clear and substantial, he indicated that he would not take part in the debate.
Date 17/11/2015
Meeting Meeting 17/11/2015 09:45:00
Committee Formartine Area Committee
Title 15. Partnership Working Towards a Joint Solution for Residual Waste Close
Description Director of Community Resources Network Scotland
Date 12/11/2015
Meeting Meeting 12/11/2015 10:15:00
Committee Policy and Resources Committee (from Jan 2007 to Jan 2017)
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Title Item 6 - Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan 2016: Issues Raised in Response to the Proposed Local Development Plan and Proposed Submission to Scottish Ministers Close
Description Councillor Johnston declared an interest, for discussions relating to Pitmedden and Milldale, as a Trustee of Pitmedden Hall and, as he felt this interest was clear and substantial, he indicated that he would not take part in the debate of this part of the item.
Date 27/10/2015
Meeting Meeting 27/10/2015 09:45:00
Committee Formartine Area Committee