A last ditch bid to halt the multi-million pound Marischal Square development was made today.
Aberdeen City’s SNP group lodged a motion calling for talks on how the plans could be redesigned, and also for an “immediate moratorium” on delegated powers for planning permission.
They have also asked for a report outlining what withdrawing from the contract with Muse Developments could mean for the Council.
The motion will be put to councillors at the next full council meeting on March 4.
SNP group leader Callum McCaig said it was not a guaranteed method to stop the project going ahead, but that they must try everything possible before it is too late.
He urged other members of Aberdeen’s council to listen to the public and back a rethink of the controversial plan.
“We are giving councillors the opportunity to stop this unpopular development. Councillors will be able to choose whether to proceed withe this detested project or whether to listen to the people of Aberdeen,” he said.
“All the decision around Marischal Square have been shrouded in secrecy or last minute changes so that very few people actually knew what was going on.
“The whole process has been bad and the outcome could be much worse.”
The development was backed by councillors last October with 23-18 votes.