Field at Friarsfield – Update

Field owned by Aberdeen City Council at Friarsfield – Update

The Community Council has now learnt that the City Council is in active negotiations with the Compass project of the Camphill Wellbeing Trust to lease the field below the former Waldorf School. Compass is a new project to transform the former Waldorf School site into a centre demonstrating practical solutions for healthy, sustainable lifestyles.
This is excellent news. The City Council have stated that it will not be appealing to the Scottish Government about the exclusion of the bid to use the field for housing from the Aberdeen Local Development Plan 2022 and if, for any reason, the lease does not go ahead the Community Council will be notified and the future of the field discussed further.

The Community Council would like to thanks all those who have responded to its request for views about the future use of the field. We had over 50 responses to the poster and postings on our website and Facebook page about the future use of the field below the former Waldorf school.Thanks to all those who responded.  Those received before the 20 January have been analysed and a report, copy attached, was considered and approved by the Community Council at its meeting on the 28th January.  The CC is in-touch with the Camphill Wellbeing Trust and we will let you know the outcome of the negotiations about the lease.

The scale and content of the response from the community has been very heartening. These views  will also inform the current review of the Community Council’s Community Plan. (

The various suggestions made for the use of the field will collated and sent to the Camphill Wellbeing Trust to let them know local residents’ views about possible uses of the field

See further details here