Aberdeen FC’s plans to build a £50m new stadium have divided the city, a survey suggests.

The club wants to build a replacement for Pittodrie at Kingsford, a proposal which has been met with fierce opposition from locals.

Of the 10,000 people who took part in a consultation on the plan, 53% backed it.

Of the representations, 5,330 (53.5%) are in support of the proposal, 4,797 (47.3%) state objection and 20 (less than 0.2%) are neutral in content.

Representations in support include those from:

  • Stewart Regan, Chief Executive, SFA;
  • Alan McRae, President, SFA;
  • Neil Doncaster, Chief Executive, SPFL;
  • Colin Parker, Chair of Scottish Council for Development and Industry, North east committee;
  • Gary Atkinson, Aberdeen City and Shire Hotels Association;
  • Duncan Skinner, Chair of the Board of trustees, Aberdeen FC Community Trust;
  • Russell Borthwick, Chief Executive, Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce;
  • Prof. Ferdinand von Prondzynski, Principal and Vice Chancellor, Robert Gordon University;
  • Graeme Mackay, Inverness Reds Aberdeen FC Supporters Club;
  • Sir Ian Wood GBE, Chairman, Opportunity North East (ONE);

Opponents are concerned about the impact increased traffic could have on Westhill.

Aberdeen FC has said there are “no other available sites” for the stadium.

The city council will hold a public hearing about the 20,000-seat stadium on September 13.

Part published and copyright stv.tv – 7 September 2017.

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