Scottish Premiership football club Aberdeen has revealed that its planning application for a new stadium and sports complex will not be put to councillors next week, with further discussions surrounding the project now set to take place.

The club plans on building a new stadium at Kingsford, close to the Aberdeen bypass. Aberdeen in January submitted planning application to the city council for a new home ground and training facility as part of a project that will cost approximately £50m ($65m/€55m).

Some have expressed opposition to the project, with concerns having been raised over the building of the stadium on green belt land.

Aberdeen confirmed yesterday (Thursday) that the decision on the application has been deferred, at the club’s request, to allow further discussions with the planning service.

Chairman Stewart Milne said: “This is a once in a generation project with major implications for the club, the city and the wider region. It is also an application with a degree of legal and planning complexity that needs to be carefully considered. We have therefore decided to request that our application be deferred to a future meeting of the full council.”

Aberdeen plays its home matches at Pittodrie Stadium, which was last renovated in 1993, and does not currently have its own training facilities.

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