Campus options chosen for final decision
Two potential sites have been earmarked for a new multi-million community campus in Peterhead.
Aberdeenshire councillors agreed in February to provide £71million for the new facility, which one member said would “make a real positive difference” to the town.
Officers have now identified two possible sites for the campus, and will update members of the Buchan Area Committee next week about the benefits of each one.
The first site is at the current Peterhead Academy building, and the second is on Kinmundy Road.
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“I am pleased to see progress is being made”
council said an initial consultation has revealed a preference for building the new facility on Kinmundy Road, and developing and retaining community facilities in the town centre.
A study will be carried out to explore the costs and impact of the locations over the next six months, and councillors are expected to consider any recommendations on the future of the project by the end of the year.
Councillor Norman Smith, chairman of Buchan Area Committee, said: “I am pleased to see progress is being made since we committed funding worth £71 million for the construction of a new community campus in our capital plan in February.
“Whilst it is important that parents and residents in Peterhead are given ample time to consider all the options, it is also crucial that we make some early decisions about this project to show our firm commitment to the project.”
The Buchan Area Committee will meet next Tuesday.