Aberdeen Harbour Board has ‘reinforced’ its ongoing commitment to expansion plans at Nigg Bay but said today in a statement that a final decision on the project still ‘awaits the necessary planning consents’.
At its October meeting the Board maintained clear support for the project to continue, but recognised that a final decision would be subject to the outcome of applications for a Harbour Revision Order and two Marine Licences, which are currently under review by the Scottish Government.
This is likely to delay a final decision by about six months, at least, to Spring 2017.
Colin Parker, Chief Executive, Aberdeen Harbour, said: “Our Board remains committed to the proposed expansion of Aberdeen Harbour into Nigg Bay, but it is only right that we defer making a final decision until we have all the relevant information, and all necessary funding streams have been fully formalised”.
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