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Businesses back Aberdeen civic square plan

Image of Union Terrace Gardens plan
The proposals have divided opinion in Aberdeen

Business associations representing more than 5,000 companies are supporting plans to create a civic square in the heart of Aberdeen.

The area's chamber of commerce, the Federation of Small Businesses, CBI and Oil & Gas UK are all backing plans to transform Union Terrace Gardens.

The controversial multi-million pound proposals have divided public opinion.

More than 7,000 people have signed a petition calling for the gardens to be preserved.

Aberdeen City and Shire Economic Future (Acsef) want to create a civic square on the five-acre space.

However, arts organisation Peacock has plans for a £13m contemporary arts centre in the same area.



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