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Views of local communities wanted on possible sites for new school

18/01/13

The Education, Culture and Sport Service of Aberdeen City Council wants to know what the public thinks of the possible sites for the proposed new replacement secondary school for Kincorth and Torry Academies.

Torry Academy from the air. More aerial photos can be viewed at www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/photosales Site appraisals have been carried out and the findings have been published in a site appraisals document which is available to view on the council's website: www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/schoolestate

Public drop-in sessions will be held in the Kincorth, Torry and Cove communities at which members of the public will have the opportunity to view information about the sites under consideration and to discuss the options with education, planning and architectural officers from the City Council.

The drop-in sessions will be held on:

  • Monday 21 January - Kincorth Academy - 4.30pm to 8pm;
  • Tuesday 22 January - Charleston Primary School - 5pm to 8pm;
  • Wednesday 23 January - Torry Academy - 4.30pm to 8pm.

Copies of the site appraisals document are also available to view at the following locations:

  • Abbotswell School;
  • Charleston School;
  • Kirkhill School;
  • Loirston School;
  • Tullos School;
  • Walker Road School;
  • Kincorth Academy;
  • Torry Academy;
  • Cove Community Centre;
  • Kincorth Community Centre;
  • Torry Community Centre;
  • Marischal College;
  • Central Library.

Comments on the proposed possible sites can be submitted by email to: schoolestate@aberdeencity.gov.uk or by writing to:

Kincorth/Torry Preferred Site Engagement

Education, Culture and Sport

Aberdeen City Council

Business Hub 13

Second Floor North

Marischal College

Broad Street

ABERDEEN

AB10 1AB

All submissions should arrive no later than 5pm on Friday 08 March 2013.

Aberdeen City Council's Convener of Education, Culture and Sport Councillor Jenny Laing said: ""This is a very important stage in the process so I would encourage members of the local communities that have an interest in where the new school will be located to make their views known so these can be considered as part of the decision process.

"By holding drop-in information sessions and having the site appraisal document available to view at local schools, community centres and online local communities will be able to provide constructive and informed feedback."

The sites proposal document and feedback submitted by members of the public will be discussed at a meeting of the Education, Culture and Sport Committee on Thursday 28 March at the Town House.