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Chance for residents to view Alford Community Campus plans

19th September 2012

Local residents are being invited to view plans for a new community campus in Alford.

Plans to create a new academy, primary school and swimming pool will go on show in Alford Community Centre on Tuesday, September 25, from 3pm to 7.30pm. 

Aberdeenshire Council is urging local residents to come along to the event to view the draft plans for the development and take the opportunity to discuss them with architects and council officers.

Councillors backed a proposal to combine plans for the new schools last year in order to allow both to be built at the same time and it is expected the project could be completed by the end of 2016.

The scheme would involve a new 640-pupil academy, 325-pupil primary, and a four lane, 25 metre swimming pool.

The campus would also feature a community library, external sports facilities and accommodation for community learning and development activities.

Combining the projects reduced the cost of the scheme by £207,225, with the overall campus expected to cost £40,347,000. The construction of a £3million relief road is included within the costs.

Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Education, Leisure and Learning Committee, Councillor Isobel Davidson, said: “This is a great opportunity for local residents to come along and have a look at the plans for this development and give their feedback to council officers.

“This is an exciting development for the community and it is important that residents have the chance to make their views known.”

Vice-chair of the committee, Councillor Ron McKail, added: “I hope as many people as possible attend this community engagement event and help play an active role in the development of this project.

“The opinions of local residents really do matter to us, and we will take on board any feedback we get from this event.”

For more information about the event, call Alford Community Centre on 01975 563651.


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