Support the City Square Project
- Iain Corbett
In 2008, Sir Ian Wood pledged £50m of his personal fortune to creating a civic heart for the City of Aberdeen.
This heart would be created in the space of Union Terrace Gardens and the Denburn Valley.
The project is now being lead by Aberdeen City and Shire Economic Future (ACSEF) under the branding "the City Square Project" and will consult the public starting 11 January 2010 on what they would like to see included in the new space.
It is a bold, ambitious project to regenerate our city centre and help create and safeguard jobs now and in the future. Delivery of this project would firmly position Aberdeen City and Shire as a global energy centre, capable of attracting and retaining people, business and investment.
If the City Square project does go ahead, it will need to gain planning permission and funding. There will also be further detailed consultation before submitting any planning application. And should the project go ahead, it could be delivered as early as 2014.
We, the undersigned, call on Aberdeen City Council to support the long-term future of this City in recognising the enormous economic and social benefits that the City Square Project promises, and to publicly support ACSEF's plans to deliver this project.
The Support the City Square Project petition to Aberdeen City Council was written by Iain Corbett and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.