Pub­lic back­ing for new sta­dium

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

Dun­do­nians have re­acted to Dundee FC’s pro­posed new ground at Cam­per­down in an “over­whelm­ingly pos­i­tive” way, de­vel­op­ers said.

About 320 peo­ple at­tended a con­sul­ta­tion ses­sion or­gan­ised by the club and project ar­chi­tect LJR+H at Dundee Ice Arena last month.

Mark O’Con­nor, of LJR+H, said of the 240 feed­back forms re­turned by the pub­lic, fewer than 20 voiced op­po­si­tion.

He said: “The re­sponses at this stage have been over­whelm­ingly pos­i­tive, with the vast ma­jor­ity of those re­spond­ing say­ing that they ei­ther ‘sup­port’ or ‘strongly sup­port’ the pro­pos­als.

“Ap­prox­i­mately 320 peo­ple at­tended the pub­lic pre­sen­ta­tion on Septem­ber 22 and we re­ceived ap­prox­i­mately 240 feed­back notes, both on the day and dur­ing the twoweek long feed­back pe­riod that fol­lowed.

“Com­ments were pri­mar­ily sub­mit­ted by in­di­vid­u­als, although we have also re­ceived cor­re­spon­dence from or­gan­i­sa­tions such as Dundee Civic Trust.

“At this time, we have re­ceived less than 20 feed­back forms or com­ments say­ing that they ‘op­pose’ or ‘strongly op­pose’ the pro­pos­als.”

Dundee FC an­nounced plans to re­lo­cate to va­cant land west of Cam­per­down Leisure Park in Au­gust.

The pro­posed new sta­dium – al­ready nick­named “Nou Campy” by some fans – would seat 15,000 peo­ple.

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