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Aberdeen City Gardens motion calls for council meeting

Opposition councillors in Aberdeen have submitted a motion calling for a special meeting to discuss the controversial City Gardens project.

The project aims to transform Aberdeen city centre, potentially spelling the end of the historic Union Terrace Gardens.

The Labour group made the call. A date for a meeting has yet to be set.

Oil services tycoon Sir Ian Wood is pledging £50m of his own money towards the project.

Opinion in Aberdeen has been divided over the proposals.

During a public consultation process, 55% of respondents said they did not want the new square.

Last May, Aberdeen councillors backed plans for the redevelopment.

The council hopes construction of the square will be completed by 2016, if all goes to plan.

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