Council chiefs look to lobby Cabinet for funding powers

By Calum Ross

Published: 20/02/2014

Civic leaders in Aberdeen plan to use the UK Cabinet’s historic visit next week to press their case for a “City Deal” to unlock major new investment.

Local authority leader Barney Crockett told the Press and Journal last night that the city council hoped to lobby coalition ministers for the special status when they arrive on Monday.

Members of the Labour-led administration believe a City Deal could have a “game-changing” impact, paving the way for about £100million of improvements, including new housing, regeneration work and a replacement conference centre.

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