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Main Issues team hits the shops


Aberdeen City Council's Local Development Plan team will be setting up stalls in two shopping centres in the coming days as part of a public consultation on proposals for the future development of the city.

Proposed options for meeting the future needs of the city are laid out in the Aberdeen Local Development Plan (ALDP) Main Issues Report.

The draft Main Issues Report summarises a number of broad themes which emerged during the pre-main issues consultation phase:
• City centre and retailing;
• Transport and infrastructure;
• Business and industry;
• Housing and community;
• Design and the built environment;
• Natural environment;
• Resources

The brownfield and other proposals which have emerged and which may merit inclusion in the next ALDP include:
• Craiginches Prison – opportunity site for development;
• Grove Nursery – nursery and ancillary facilities in association with a social enterprise;
• Raiths Transport Interchange – employment uses on the unused part of the site;
• Charlie's House, Woodend Hospital West – specialist care centre for children.

Other proposals detailed elsewhere in the Main Issues Report include:
• Retail – proposals in the city centre and for expansion areas at Grandhome, Newhills and West Aberdeen/Countesswells;
• New schools proposals;
• Transportation proposals;
• Aberdeen Harbour expansion;
• Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre;
• Ness Solar Farm.

The team will have information stalls on the first floor of the Bon Accord Centre tomorrow [Thursday, 23 January] between 12pm and 8pm, and on the first floor of Union Square on Saturday, 25 January from 9am until 8pm.

The Main Issues Report can be viewed online at Hard copies are available to view at Marischal College.

It is anticipated that the Proposed Aberdeen Local Development Plan will be published early next year.