More than 10,000 people have officially given their views on the proposed Kingsford Stadium for Aberdeen FC. The outcome may be surprising as opponents get over 47% of the vote.
Another round of the public debate concerning Kingsford Stadium scheme is behind us, with 10,147 votes cast in a consultation survey. 53.5% are in support of the plans and 47.3% object. A total of 20 letters, less than 0.2%, are neutral in their stance.
This latest vote follows previous a deadlock during first period of public comments back in January. At that time the votes for and against were almost evenly split, though voices of illegitimate letters were raised, particularly concerning some opposition letters.
As the £50-million project continues to generate high emotions on both sides, we can expect heated atmosphere when the city council holds a public hearing on the matter on September 13.
For the time being we know that concerns over potential flooding risk have been lifted, the Aberdeenshire Council continues to oppose the scheme in latest statement, while another consultee, Economic Development officer, remains unconvinced by the arguments raised by Aberdeen FC in favour of the project's ecnomic impact.