City Centre Masterplan Review Oct 2021

The Aberdeen City Council City Growth and Resources Committee reviewed the progress of and future plans for the City Centre at their meeting in August 2021. Council Officers made the following recommendations for City Councillors:

– To approve the City Centre Masterplan 2015 Review and project recommendations as detailed in Appendix A* Section 3 which shows the projects that have been completed since the approval of the CCMP in 2015 and others that are well underway;

– Note the high level of response to the recent public engagement exercise on the future of the City Centre, a total of 7697 responses, the priority projects which scored the highest as part of this exercise and the responses received on what it would take to attract people back into the City Centre in the short-term (see below);

– Consider the indicative visioning exercise for current City Centre interventions areas on Union Street, the West End, Castlegate, and Schoolhill/ Upperkirkgate,

  • Appendix A – The full document can be found by going to this link.

We recommend you look at the proposals for Union Street and other parts of the city.

The Top Ten Priorities highlighted in the Public Consultation Simulator are:
1 Union Street as the Heart of the City

2 Make outdoor café culture in the Belmont Street area permanent

3 Focus on building maintenance and upkeep for Union Street

4 Beach as location for a new stadium

5 More trees, flowers and green spaces on Union Street

6 Pedestrianised central section of Union Street (Market Street to Bridge Street)

7 Improve connections from the Beach to the City Centre

8 Remove street clutter on Union Street

9 Castlegate – make more of the space

10 Improve connections from the City Centre to the Beach