Aberdeen City Gardens loses out in knife-edge vote
August 22 2012
The vote saw Aberdeen’s political spectrum cleave down the middle with SNP and Conservative councillors backing the plans, whilst their Labour and Lib Dem colleagues vetoed it.
Mike Shepherd, chairman of Friends of Union Terrace Gardens, said: "There is no doubt that our councillors made the correct decision. This is the end of the City Garden Project debacle.
"Union Terrace Gardens is at the heart of our city. Let's nurture them with the care and attention they deserve. We can restore them to a place of pride and glory. Let's go ahead and do it."
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Nov 2008 Wood pledges £50m toward alternative plan
Apr 2010 Defeated by 55% in a public consultation
May 2010 Approved 20-7 by councillors
Jan 2012 Diller Scofidio & Renfro and Keppie win design competition
Mar 2012 Approved in referendum by 45,301 votes to 41,175
Aug 2012 Rejected 22-20 by councillors