The map above is based on boundaries generated by Barton Willmore’s feasibility study into an Energy Transition Zone linked to Aberdeen South Harbour. The two areas combined – 1a and 2b - define the extent of St. Fittick’s Park which would be lost to the ETZ if it is allowed to proceed (other potential areas, including Doonies Farm, could also be included). The St. Fittick’s component alone would, in effect, be an industrial estate comprising about 20 hectares.
The map shows that the wetland area would be lost completely, as would the recreation area to the south-west of Balnagask Circle. The only green space that would survive would be the area which includes the skate park and St Fittick’s church. This means that as much as 85% of the park could be lost.
NB The areas identified in the Feasibility Study are not identical to the opportunity site (OP 56) as shown in the Local Development Plan itself. If part of St.Fittick's is to be lost to the ETZ, it may be smaller that the worst case scenario presented above. We are in the process of sourcing a high-quality map of OP 56. Watch this space. However, we are of the view that losing any part of the Park is unjustified and unacceptable and therefore our opposition is not dependent on the size of any potential loss.
This map, again derived from information in Barton Willmore's feasibility study, shows all of the sites which may have some part to play in the creation of an Energy Transition Zone and more generally as part of the 'Energy Coast'.. As detailed below, the extent of the options is significant. We believe that there are sufficient industrially-zoned sites to accommodate an ETZ without compromising the green spaces of St. Fittick's Park or Doonies Farm. The key to the map is as follows:
Category 1 (sites associated with Aberdeen South Harbour): 1a - St. Fittick's (lease option); 1b - Girdleness; 1c - Gregness; 1d - North of Greyhope Road.
Category 2 (Sites which were assessed within the Bay of Nigg Develpment Framework (BNDF) and could be developed using utilising exiting roads /other infrastructure): 2a - Altens North; 2b - St. Fittick's Park; 2c - Doonies Farm; 2d - West of Coast Road at Hareness; 2e - Nigg Waste Water Treatment Works; 2f - Former NESS Landfill
Category 3 (Sites which the BNDF suggested that additional infrastructure interventions/ improvements would be required to bedeveloped.): 3a - Altens South; 3b - East Tullos; 3c - Rail halt and sidings
Category 4 (Sites that do not feature within the original BNDF): 4a - South of Balnagask Golf Course; 4b -East of Coast Road (opposite Doonies Farm); 4c - East of Coast Road (opposite
Harness Road Junction); 4d - Land to East of Coast Road (opposite Langdykes Road)