Note: This post has been replaced with lego images of the approximate shape and size of the stadium after threats of legal action by AFC over image copyright.
What if someone decided to build a large building in front of your home? You’ve lived in the protected green belt for many years, chosen to move to the countryside and raise your family there. Then AFC, against every single strand of planning guidance, decide to apply to build in front of your home; a move that would destroy the rural outlook you have enjoyed to this point. And although they live beside a busy road, these residents would never have chosen to live in the shadow of a football stadium. Shown below are the images of what neighbours to the Kingsford Stadium site will be forced to endure if the stadium and facilities are built.
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View from home 1
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View from home 2
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View from home 4The Aberdeen City Local Development Plan sets out to protect the Green Belt from unplanned and speculative development. The current policy only supports certain limited and specified development proposals and the AFC Kingsford proposals would not fit into any of these categories, even by stretching the imagination! The development is an unsustainable location (development of green belt land resulting in unsustainable transport patterns impacting on congestion and air quality) and would undermine the purpose and function of the greenbelt, particularly by sprawling into important and necessary greenspaces and the buffer between spaces. Did you know that the A944 corridor, Westhill and Kingswells is an area of the North-East where traffic emissions are getting worse not better! These images show the devastating impact on the local landscape. The stadium is an alien presence in its context to the detriment of the sense of place and buffer to the urban area. The character of the local area would be transformed from fields to that dominated by a stadium and all that goes along with it if these proposals were to be approved. Object now – you only have until February 17th. Object online now using this link [twenty20 img1="2477" img2="2474" offset="0.5"] [twenty20 img1="2478" img2="2475" offset="0.5"] [twenty20 img1="2483" img2="2481" offset="0.5"] [twenty20 img1="2484" img2="2482" offset="0.5"] [twenty20 img1="2479" img2="2476" offset="0.5"] [paypal_donation_button] ]]>