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Plans for new Kintore primary school delayed

Plans for a new primary school in a growing Aberdeenshire town have been delayed by a year, the council has said.

Work had been expected to start on Kintore's new school shortly after planning permission was secured and a contractor appointed.

It had been due to open in August next year.

But a consortium of housebuilders which control the site have advised they are not in a position to release it.

The council said that while it is keen to reach an agreement through negotiation, it would also pursue a compulsory purchase order to secure the land.

The local authority said the opening of the school is now likely to be a year later than planned, in August 2016, which it recognised would be "hugely frustrating for the local community".

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