Vi­sion: Ini­tia­tive draws back­ing from all sides

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The idea of bring­ing ca­ble cars to Aberdeen has been widely sup­ported.

Plan­ning con­vener Marie Boul­ton said it was “ex­tremely ex­cit­ing” and would at­tract vis­i­tors to the area. She said: “I think this is an ab­so­lutely cred­i­ble and ex­tremely ex­cit­ing idea.

“Not only will this help trans­port vis­i­tors around our city but it fits in with our mas­ter­plan in terms of help­ing to re­gen­er­ate the three key ar­eas the ca­ble car is pro­posed to stop.

“If you look at the likes of Barcelona and Lon­don they all have one so why can’t we? While it is not some­thing the coun­cil has the bud­get to help fund we could help in other ways. The plans have been based on the ter­mi­nals be­ing built upon what ap­pears to be coun­cil land so that’s one way. I would also strongly be rec­om­mend­ing my other mem­bers sup­port it.”

A state­ment is­sued on be­half of Aberdeen Har­bour Board said they had been con­sulted on the con­cept and added: “We are en­cour­aged that the de­vel­op­ment is in­spir­ing new ideas and stim­u­lat­ing de­bate on what the fu­ture might hold for the City and Shire.”

Adrian Wat­son, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Aberdeen In­spired, said: “It’s cer­tainly a head­line-grab­ber and my or­gan­i­sa­tion and so many oth­ers are de­lighted to see the peo­ple of the north­east bring bold and am­bi­tious ideas of this na­ture to the ta­ble.

“Of course, it is im­por­tant that the fea­si­bil­ity of these con­cepts are in­ves­ti­gated fully to en­sure that this bold­ness and am­bi­tion can be de­liv­ered, and I look for­ward to see­ing fur­ther de­tails as they emerge.”

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