Vision: Initiative draws backing from all sides
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.”