Aberdeen City Garden project given the go-ahead

April 16, 2012 by  

A new landscaping project to deliver greenery to the centre of Aberdeen has been given the potential go-ahead as the results of a referendum on the project’s future showed people to be in favour of the gardens.

The Aberdeen City Garden project would see officials carrying out plans that would completely revamp the Union Terrace gardens in Aberdeen as part of a £140 million development.

There had originally been some opposition to the City Garden project. However, people campaigning for the City Gardens project to go ahead issued communications containing information about the fact that it was suspected that some of the trees in the Union Terrace gardens were affected by Dutch Elm diseases and needed to be removed or cut down. The word was spread to local people about these concerns using leaflet printing.

Aberdeen authorities took note of the mixed feelings towards the proposed development and the decision as to whether or not the Aberdeen City Gardens project should go ahead was put to a referendum in which interested parties could vote and make their voice heard.

It was recently revealed that the vote showed the majority of people were in favour of the City Gardens project, meaning that the development of the new public space should go ahead as proposed. A voting mechanism was hosted online and people could cast their votes to be counted as part of the referendum.

The project is due be completed by 2017 if it goes ahead.