WE ARE NOT PREPARED TO STAND BACK AND LET THAT HAPPEN. This a campaign on a scale like no other in Aberdeen. There was no ‘All for Aurora’ or requirement for AFC to get a QC’s opinion at the Loirston and Bellfield applications. Nor was there a requirement for AFC to submit supporting documentation 4 times; or the need for a second pre-determination hearing. Why not? Because NKS, representing the communities of Westhill, Kingswells and beyond and powered by your support, have been able to challenge this at every step of the way. And we are not stopping now. We have consulted our legal team and are now prepared to take Aberdeen City Council to court over this decision. We have a strong case and, unlike the Aberdeen City Councillors who voted for this application, we won’t be bullied by business or cave in at the challenge ahead of us. Councillor Marie Boulton, the Chair of the City’s Planning Committee and the Joint City and Shire Strategic Development Authority, proposed to refuse the application and she was supported by eight brave City councillors, but 32 others moved to approve it. It was clear to us attending the council meeting, that the councillors in favour, care nothing for the planning process; they want Westhill to become part of Aberdeen, to annex us with development all along the A944 and then move the local authority boundary. If we can’t stop it, the stadium application will only be the first of a long line of developments that will change the landscape and community forever and see us swallowed by the City. We need your help to challenge this through the courts. Yes, it will be costly, but together we can do it. We will apply for a “Costs Capping order” which will limit our costs. These orders are designed for campaigns such as ours, to allow not-for-profit organisations to challenge unjust decisions such as this one. We need YOU to make this happen. Don’t leave this to someone else. Be part of it. Be part of the movement that came together to stop this development, defend our community and to make a difference. Here’s how you can help. Please donate what you can.
Transfer a donation to the campaign bank account:Sort Code: 83-28-40 Account Number: 00224638 Bank: Royal Bank of Scotland Please include your name as a payment reference.
Send a cheque payable to “No Kingsford Stadium” to:No Kingsford Stadium Westhill Business Centre Endeavour Drive Arnhall Business Park Westhill AB32 6UF
Please let us know by email or messenger when you’ve donated and we can ensure we keep you in touch with the campaign. Thank you for your support. Clare, Heather and Diane Directors, No Kingsford Stadium ]]>