Save Our Canal Park
Save Our Canal Park
Aberdeenshire Council proposes to sell Canal Park in Banff, Scotland, for commercial development.
Part of the site is Common Good land, Gifted jointly to the communities of Banff and Macduff by the Duke of Fife in 1907, for their recreational benefit. We believe that Canal Park should not be sold and that if the sale goes ahead, not only will we lose ownership of a valuable community asset but also the benefit from the use of the park for future generations.
We also do not believe Canal Park is the most appropriate location for the new supermarket being proposed given that there are alternative sites specifically allocated for retail use in the Council's Area Development Plan.
There are many children, families and locals who use the sports facilities at Canal Park on a regular basis including Deveronvale Community Football Club (attended by 770 children and over 70 voluntary coaches), Deveronvale youth football club and the Banff Rovers formed in 1935/36 and we feel strongly that the area should remain a green and open space for all to enjoy.
Also Banff is known for its historic architecture and beautiful coastal setting and the site falls within an identified Conservation Area, where the river Deveron meets the Moray Firth. The location is part of the unique setting of our two towns Banff and Macduff and forms part of a much admired and photographed view for locals, visitors and tourists alike.
We would like to halt the sale so we can open up discussions with Aberdeenshire Council for alternative uses that will maintain the area for the benefit of all residents and visitors to our towns.
JULY UPDATE: THIS PETITION IS STILL ACTIVE!!! We have submitted our original petition as planned on 30th June 2021 as part of Aberdeenshire Council's Public Consultation. We continue to campaign for your support while we wait to hear the outcome of this process when we can decide what further steps need to be taken to Save Our Canal Park.
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