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£150m Aberdeenshire leisure destination secures green light

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April 27 2017

£150m Aberdeenshire leisure destination secures green light
A £150m mixed use masterplan by Ashfield Land for Blackdog, Aberdeenshire, has cleared planning, following hot on the heels of a housing scheme on the same site put forward by Kirkwood Homes.

The latest approval clears the way for phased construction of a food hall, retail, cinema, hotel, leisure and business facilities over the coming decade on land off the new Aberdeen Western peripheral Route, serving as a gateway to the Energetica development corridor.

North East regional director for the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI), Ian Armstrong commented, “A key goal for the region is to diversify its economic base and SCDI welcomes the Blackdog plans with their focus on an attractive town centre, including a food hall to showcase the region’s rich larder.”

The food hall will be used to showcase produce from farms and producers from around the north east with a view to appealing to both locals and tourists.

A network of walking and cycling routes will connect the development to an existing village centre.
New facilities are needed to cater for Blackdog's burgeoning population
New facilities are needed to cater for Blackdog's burgeoning population
The food hall will include a butcher’s counter, grocer, fishmonger, greengrocer and baker
The food hall will include a butcher’s counter, grocer, fishmonger, greengrocer and baker

2 Comments

fitdog
#1 Posted by fitdog on 28 Apr 2017 at 12:20 PM
'food hall will include a butcher’s counter, grocer, fishmonger, greengrocer and baker'...er like a high street that these out of town developments have so ruthlessly destroyed?
nomoregrey
#2 Posted by nomoregrey on 1 May 2017 at 10:52 AM
@fitdog hit the nail on the head, what is wrong with planners in and around Aberdeen. Pastiche homes and poor town development...it's as if precedent for this sort of development (and its failures) don't exists.

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