AFC stadium decision delayed


The planning application for a new Aberdeen Football Club stadium near Westhill has been put on hold. It had been due to be determined by Aberdeen City Council (ACC) on October 11.

An ACC statement said: “We can confirm that item 9(h), in relation to the application for planning consent for proposed community and sports facilities at West Kingsford, has been withdrawn from the agenda for the meeting of full council on 11 October at the request of the applicant, Aberdeen Football Club.

“Having regard to the nature of the application and the associated complexities, and in light of the public interest, the planning authority has acceded to the request on this occasion.

“The request has been made to enable the applicant to seek further discussions and clarification to take place with the planning authority. If necessary, further planning consultation will follow.”