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New Aberdeen city centre masterplan details released

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Image caption The plan would see Union Street partly pedestrianised

The first details of a proposed masterplan to regenerate Aberdeen city centre have been released.

They include a partly-pedestrianised Union Street and a new pedestrian bridge over the River Dee.

The proposals also include a new residential area at the Denburn, regeneration of the Queen Street area, and improved access to the railway station.

They will go out to public consultation from the weekend.

The council said the proposals could help deliver an additional 11,000 jobs and add £290m to the city's gross annual income.

The series of public consultation events will run from Saturday to 29 March, beginning at the International Market on Saturday.

The plans and public response will then be brought before the council in the summer.

Councillor Marie Boulton, who chairs the cross-party City Centre Regeneration Working Group, said: "We have a wonderful opportunity to deliver a lasting legacy for Aberdeen and its people."

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