17 September 2021

Former Banff depot to be remarketed for sale following agreement by councillors

A former Aberdeenshire Council roads depot in Banff is to be remarketed for sale, it has been agreed.

The depot on Tannery Street was declared surplus to requirements in 2018 and was fully decommissioned last year before being marketed for sale. 

A number of offers were made for the site and considered by the Banff and Buchan Area Committee in June. However, the area committee decided the site should be remarketed after learning a potential bidder had missed the deadline for bids.

The potential bidder had informed the council that they had no record of receiving a letter advising of the deadline and, under council rules, the late offer could not be considered.

The matter was referred to Aberdeenshire Council’s Business Services Committee, which has decided to support the area committee’s call for the site to be remarketed.

Committee chair Cllr Andy Kille said: “The former depot site in Banff has great potential for development and it is important that the council secures the best possible return from any sale.

“Therefore, Business Services Committee agreed with the Banff & Buchan Area Committee that the site should be remarketed for sale, and we hope to see continued interest in the site from bidders.”

The site will be marketed for sale in due course and a new deadline set for bids.