New Vision for Recreation Grounds Planned

By Jane Cruickshank / January 5, 2023
view of grounds across putting green

HAVING successfully bid for funding in last year’s participatory budgeting process, the Recreation Grounds have applied for planning permission for new facilites through the installation of access footways, fencing and soft landscaping.

The Christmas-time planning application reveals a proposed new layout with a reduced putting green creating space for a boules arena together with a fenced, all-weather surface, multi use games area (shown in blue on the plan).

The new look putting green will be contoured in a manner inspired by the Himalayas putting green at St Andrews.

In last year’s £1.8 million boost to leisure amenities, the Recreation Grounds secured £250,000 towards the provision of indoor tennis courts and £150,000 to develop the outdoor areas. These projects are proceeding separately.

Full details of the planning application together with a facility to comment are available online at Aberdeenshire Council’s planning portal.