Pier col­lapse stalls re­gen­er­a­tion ef­forts

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COUN­CIL chiefs have ad­mit­ted the col­lapse of a his­toric North­east pier has stalled re­gen­er­a­tion ef­forts. Aberdeen­shire Coun­cil’s re­gen­er­a­tion boss Chris­tine Web­ster said that while ef­forts to boost the economies of Mac­duff and Fraser­burgh were suc­ceed­ing, Banff had been af­fected by the pier fi­asco.

A sec­tion of the Rail­way Jetty at Banff ma­rina first col­lapsed at the be­gin­ning of the sum­mer and the har­bour has been in­ter­mit­tently closed to sailors ever since. In July, work to re­pair struc­tural dam­age led to a fur­ther col­lapse of a 30-tonne slab of ma­sonry. Al­though de­signs for a new slip­way have now been com­pleted, work had stalled due to re­pairs.

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