Aberdeen FC Kingsford stadium legal ruling not being appealed

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A group opposed to Aberdeen FC's bid for a new £50m stadium at Kingsford will not appeal after the plans were given a legal go-ahead by a judge.

The 20,000-seater development, proposed for Kingsford, near Westhill, is to replace Pittodrie.

However campaigners claimed the site was an incursion into green belt land, and alternatives were available.

The No Kingsford Stadium group lost a judicial review into the planning process, and will not appeal.

The group said the decision was taken with "considerable regret".

Relief to fans

Aberdeen FC chairman Stewart Milne said: "This is very welcome news which will come as a relief to our fans and the wider public who have supported the plans for Kingsford.

"This may be the end of the road for further legal challenge, but it's the start of a journey for us and we will continue to engage with the local community to ensure that we address their concerns while delivering fantastic community and sports facilities."

The club says the facilities are vital to its future.

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