On 20 July 2018 No Kingsford Stadium Limited (NKSL) sought permission from the Court of Session to proceed with a judicial review of Aberdeen City Council’s decision to grant planning permission for Aberdeen Football Club plc’s new stadium at Kingsford. To grant permission the Court had to be satisfied that the legal tests were met: that NKSL had a sufficient interest in the subject matter of the petition, and the petition had a real prospect of success. On 27 September the Court determined that these tests had been met and granted permission to proceed.
The Court has fixed a procedural hearing for 8 November, and 19 December 2018 as the substantive hearing of the petition.
Today’s decision is a further landmark for NKSL and the “No Kingsford Stadium” Campaign which has worked hard, with the tireless support from thousands of local people.
NKSL represent people in the communities of Westhill, Kingswells and beyond who are against the Kingsford development. Mrs Diane Reid, Director stated “We wish to thank all those who have supported us. We believe Aberdeen City Council has failed in its duty to properly determine this application. We are confident that the court process will bring independent and impartial scrutiny to the decision and that we have a real prospect of success.”
Mrs Reid continued, “Today, we have demonstrated that communities can challenge inappropriate development and we look forward to the forthcoming proceedings.”-ENDS-
Support for the “No Kingsford Stadium Campaign” can now be given by donating to NKS/WAEPAL. All your donations will be used to support the NO Kingsford Stadium Campaign.
STEP 1: Complete a WAEPAL GiftAid form at https://waepal.org.uk/why-claim-gift-aid/ ——- STEP 2: Donate via Online Banking:
Bank: Royal Bank of Scotland
Sort Code: 83-15-31
Account Number: 19086195Or send a cheque payable to West Aberdeen Environmental Protection Association Limited to:
West Aberdeen Environmental Protection Association Limited
Westhill Business Centre
Endeavour Dr, Arnhall Business Park
Westhill AB32 6UFThe methods above are the most tax and cost efficient. You can also give by online with PayPal: