#AllForAurora



Aberdeen Football Club has launched the Aurora campaign to demonstrate widespread support for its planned new community and sports campus, football academy and stadium.

With Sir Alex Ferguson leading the rallying call, AFC is appealing to fans and the wider public to voice their support for the plans and make Aberdeen a centre of footballing excellence.




The Aurora campaign, taken from the Latin word for new dawn, has already secured the backing of Dons legends, sporting champions and prominent members of the business community.

AFC hero and Gothenburg Great Willie Miller is fully behind the development plans; "Aberdeen Football Club has had to make do with facilities that are far from ideal for too long and these plans offer a chance for AFC to really progress and thrive as it should, without being held back by a lack of resources. This is a huge opportunity for both the Club, the City of Aberdeen and the wider community to gain from world class facilities and all the positive benefits they will bring to the region. I'm all for Aurora."

Golf champion and lifelong Dons supporter, Paul Lawrie, has also thrown his weight behind the plans; "We need to get with the times. At the moment there are no training facilities at the Club, I've been coming to Pittodrie since I was a little boy and it will be difficult to leave, but we need somewhere the fans can enjoy to watch football and the manager and players can benefit from better infrastructure."

So how can you get involved and show your support?

You can demonstrate your backing by displaying the Aurora branded material, such as posters and stickers, posting supporting comments on social media using the hashtag #AllForAurora and providing public endorsements.

Collect a supporter pack from the AFC Club Shop:

From Wednesday 16th August posters and stickers will be available to collect in an Aurora supporter pack from the AFC Club Shop at Pittodrie.



Download and display our Campaign Posters:

Poster One
Poster Two
Poster Three

State your support for the project in a letter to your local Councillor, MSP & MP

You can make your voice heard, the best way to do that is to contact your local Councillor, MSP or MP!

Support the campaign on social media:

You can support the campaign on social media by using #AllForAurora!

ABERDEEN CITY COUNCIL

Section 38A of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997

Pre-determination Hearing - Proposed Community & Sports Facilities, Football Academy, Stadium, ancillary uses, formation of access roads, parking and associated landscaping and engineering works - land at West Kingsford, Skene Road Aberdeen - P170021

Aberdeen Football Club and Aberdeen FC Community Trust have submitted a planning application for a new stadium and community facilities at land at Kingsford. The application is classed as a 'major development' and also a significant departure from the Local Development Plan. In those circumstances, and in keeping with the requirements of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997, the proposal falls to be the subject of a Pre-Determination Hearing before elected members of Aberdeen City Council.

The Pre Determination Hearing will take place from 9.30am on Wednesday 13 September 2017. Individuals who have previously submitted a representation in regards to the proposed stadium are entitled to participate in the Pre Determination Hearing and should individuals wish to do so, should contact Lynsey McBain on lymcbain@aberdeencity.gov.uk or Mark Masson on mmasson@aberdeencity.gov.uk. Should you for any reason be unable to participate directly in the hearing process, your letter or email will remain part of the determination process.

The deadline for individuals to get in touch in order to be allowed to speak at the hearing is 5pm on Friday 25 August 2017. Please note that the Pre Determination Hearing may be recorded and streamed on the council's website.

If you have not previously submitted a representation to the planning authority you will not be allowed to participate in the Pre Determination Hearing.



Your Questions on the Planning Process Answered

Why is more information required if the Club has already put together a comprehensive planning application?

As this is a major planning application, there will be more detailed environmental impact assessment scrutiny and we have therefore been asked for additional environmental surveys in relation to amphibians and invertebrate species to be conducted.

Will the new information required to be consulted upon?

The application will be re-advertised and there will be a further 28 day consultation period to allow feedback on the new information only.

Will people still have the opportunity to object or support the proposals?

Feedback will be restricted to the new information asked for - not the entire development as this has already been through the consultation process.

Does this mean that those who have already supported or objected will have to do so again?

No. Existing expressions of support or objection will still stand. However, this is another opportunity for fans to demonstrate their support and comment on the additional reports and studies. Your support is very much encouraged.

How can the Club still meet the original timescales if there is a 3-4 month delay on decision?

We are potentially only talking about a 12 week delay and, through careful planning and re-phasing of specific elements of the work, we can still complete the community sports hub and training facilities during 2018 with the new stadium completed in time for the 2020/21 season.

How to support the Aurora campaign

You can demonstrate your backing by displaying the Aurora branded material, such as posters and stickers, posting supporting comments on social media using the hashtag #AllForAurora and providing public endorsements.

Collect a supporter pack from the AFC Club Shop:

From Wednesday 16th August posters and stickers will be available to collect in an Aurora supporter pack from the AFC Club Shop at Pittodrie.



Download and display our Campaign Posters:

Poster One
Poster Two
Poster Three

State your support for the project in a letter to your local Councillor, MSP & MP

You can make your voice heard, the best way to do that is to contact your local Councillor, MSP or MP!

Support the campaign on social media:

You can support the campaign on social media by using #AllForAurora!

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