Aberdeen's third Don crossing compulsory purchase orders approved
- 15 March 2012
- From the section NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland
Ministers have ruled compulsory purchase orders can be used to create the controversial third River Don crossing in Aberdeen.
Aberdeen City Council has had long-held plans to build the bridge, linking Tillydrone and Grandholm, to ease congestion.
A public inquiry into the potential use of CPOs took place last November.
Ministers said a fair balance had been struck. Opponents said they were shocked by the ruling.
An Aberdeen City Council spokesman said officers would present a report on the decision and the third Don crossing to councillors in due course.