Reverse the decision made by Aberdeen Council on the City Gardens Project
On Wednesday 22nd August a full council meeting was held to decide on the future of the City Gardens Project. The vital vote focused on the proposed £140m plan - backed by £50m from businessman Sir Ian Wood - to transform the historic Union Terrace Gardens.
Despite the original approval from the last council pre-2012 and public approval in the city-wide referendum in which there was a 52% turnout and 54% of Aberdonians supported the City Gardens Project, the new council administration has rejected these plans in favour of new proposols from the Independent Alliance Group.
The Independant Alliance Group proposed improvements to Union Terrace Gardens, and landmark buildings, rather than continue with the plans for raising to street level and creating the civic square. The Council voted in favour of the IAG proposol by 22, with 20 against and one abstention.
I feel this decision by the Council goes against the voice of the people they are supposed to represent, and therefore should be overturned.