The Den of Maidencraig Local Nature Reserve is being enhanced with a safe route to school pathway, flood alleviation scheme and site upgrades. The new housing development by Bancon Homes is funding the pathway linking the new housing development with the Hazelhead walking routes. Aberdeen City Council are upgrading the water holding capacity of the Wetland, by installing a series of bunds and culverts, alongside a cascading weir to secure the steep gully walls.

A community consultation will be taking place shortly to ensure the public know of the plans and allow for them to input into the designs. The Dee Catchment Partnership is providing outreach support to this scheme as part of the BEGIN Project.


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