A discussion about the different uses of Balmedie Country Park in Aberdeen and the possible conflicts of interest centred on it. Balmedie Country Park's focus is on people with nature in mind. It attracts 150,000 visitors a year, most of whom come to use the beach. A kite surfer explains why he sees the beach as underused and underdeveloped with potential for the inclusion of new facilities. However the budget for the upkeep of the park is very limited and must cover the cost of natural damage as well as human pressure.
Divide students into groups to put forward a case for and against increased development at this or a similar park. As well as the environmental and social pros and cons, consider cost implications for the council.