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Bridge of Dee Study - Pre-Appraisal: Methodology and Programme
This Pre-Appraisal was completed in April 2012
The study inception report gives full details of the study methodology and programme. Please note that some of the pdf files are large and will take time to open.
For a copy of the inception report please click on the following link.
A summary of the key stages is described below along with links to key documents and plans.
Problem and Opportunity Analysis
The purpose of this phase was to enable stakeholder groups to contribute to an assessment of the problems and opportunities that exist in relation to this study area. This involved the analyses of existing conditions to identify key constraints impacting on the existing transport network and considered through the help of a Stakeholder Workshop, the development of a finalised set of key problems and opportunities.
For details of the presentation material for Workshop 1 please click on the following link:
For details and links to the key problems and opportunities please click on the following link:
The purpose of this phase was to enable stakeholder groups to contribute to setting of the project specific objectives for this study. This involved the agreement of appropriate initial project specific objectives and through the input from Stakeholder Workshop 1, the development of a finalised set of project specific objectives.
For details and links to the agreed draft objectives please click on the following links:
Option Generation, Sifting and Development
The purpose of this phase was to enable stakeholder groups to contribute to the generation and sifting of options in response to the identified problems and opportunities and the project specific objectives that have been set and to develop those options remaining following sifting, for formal assessment. This involved the generation of options for consideration through input from Stakeholder Workshop 2.
For details of the presentation material for Workshop 2 please click on the following link:
For details and links to the list of options for consideration please click on the following links:
A finalised set of generated options was developed through a sifting process. This involved the sifting of options for consideration through input from Stakeholder Workshop 3. For details of the presentation material for Workshop 3 please click on the following link:
Those options remaining following option sifting will be developed to a level of detail necessary for this initial assessment. This development will include initial consideration of alignment, junction, earthworks, structures and drainage design, together with the development of initial cost estimates for each of the options being taken forward for assessment;
The work to this point relating the initial phase of the study was completed in April 2012. Stakeholders will continue to be involved as the study progresses and summary reports detailing the outcomes of this first stage of work are available at the following links:
- Bridge of Dee STAG Report Volume 1 of 4: Pre-appraisal
Bridge of Dee Pre-appraisal Traffic Modelling
The next stage is the STAG Part 1 Appraisal.
Report concerning the above went to the Enterprise, Planning and Infrastructure Committee in May 2012:
For further details please contact the Infrastructure Programmes team, either by phone, e-mail or by writing to us:
- Transportation Strategy and Programmes
Planning and Sustainable Development
Aberdeen City Council
Business Hub 4
Phone: 01224 523476
Fax: 01224 523180