Aberdeen Greens back Dons sta­dium de­vel­op­ment

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen) - - NEWS -

The co-con­vener of the Aberdeen Green party has backed the am­bi­tious £50mil­lion new Dons sta­dium project.

Guy Inger­son, who ran for the city coun­cil this year, gave his en­dorse­ment to the Kings­ford Sta­dium de­vel­op­ment.

The party car­ried out their own pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion which found two thirds of re­spon­dents back­ing the de­vel­op­ment.

Mr Inger­son said: “The re­sults of our pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion showed clear sup­port for Kings­ford Sta­dium and Aberdeen Football Club gen­er­ally.

“Hav­ing spo­ken with, and in­ves­ti­gated the claims of both the No To Kings­ford cam­paign and Aberdeen Football Club, it is my per­sonal view that the de­vel­op­ment should be sup­ported.

“There are potential chal­lenges with the site, specif­i­cally around trans­port in­fra­struc­ture as high­lighted by city plan­ners, but these are not in­sur­mount- able. The area it­self was a for­mer land­fill site and the Scot­tish En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency, along with var­i­ous wildlife char­i­ties have raised no ob­jec­tions. I con­cur with their anal­y­sis.”

The sta­dium has stirred heated emo­tions and a fi­nal de­ci­sion will be made next Wed­nes­day.

Guy Inger­son at Pit­to­drie

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