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Sir Ian Wood rejects seat on Aberdeen regeneration board

November 11 2013

Sir Ian Wood rejects seat on Aberdeen regeneration board
Sir Ian Wood, backer of a failed bid to transform Aberdeen’s Union Terrace Gardens, has rejected a place on a regeneration board for the city.

It follows years of debate as to what to do with the city centre green space, which had been subject to a £140m regeneration plan backed by £50m from Sir Ian before it was ditched by the Council.

A raft of less intrusive improvements is now planned for the gardens under a £20m city centre plan; although a final design has yet to be confirmed.

Councillor Willie Young, convenor of the authority's finance committee, said: “We did offer Sir Ian Wood the opportunity to come on board. He declined that invite.

"However, I think it is important that when the regeneration board meets that they discuss aspects of Sir Ian Wood's money.

"It will be for the board to determine how they take that forward."

The new body, which comprises councillors, public bodies and both city universities, has scheduled its inaugural meeting for next month.


Cat Flap
#1 Posted by Cat Flap on 11 Nov 2013 at 13:31 PM
An Aberdonian with convictions. You don't see that very often.

Well, moral convictions anyway.
Yvonne doughty
#2 Posted by Yvonne doughty on 6 Dec 2015 at 13:12 PM
Why have no members of the public been asked to sit on this board ?

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