Proposals to revitalise a historic Aberdeen park have received public support.
A consultation exercise on plans to revamp Union Terrace Gardens took place earlier this month and included a survey that drew 1,416 responses.
The public was asked to rate proposals based on six priorities identified through the City Centre Masterplan (CCM), specifically: preserving green space; accessibility; create events space; improve facilities; safety; and heritage features.
A summary of the findings show that views were most positive in relation to accessibility (95%), improving facilities (94%) and safety (89%).
Respondents were also positive in relation to heritage features (81%), preserving green space (78%) and creating events space (70%).
A full report, providing a detailed analysis of written comments from respondents, is expected to be completed in the New Year.
Aberdeen City Council leader Jenny Laing said: “I’m delighted that the public has responded so strongly to what is envisaged for Union Terrace Gardens.
“In moving this Masterplan project forward we listened to the public, and in drawing up the detailed designs that process will continue. I await with interest the full report when we’ll get a feel from the people about how we might further enhance the city’s green heart.”
Funding for the £20 million project has been set aside in the existing Masterplan budget.