The mountain biking community and public are being asked for their opinion on plans for a multimillion-pound mountain bike park and outdoor recreation centre at Durris Forest in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
The North East Trail Centre Organisation (Netco) is seeking feedback to help ‘shape the future of the project’ ahead of submitting a formal planning application later this year.
The aim of the survey is to find out what outdoor pursuits people would like at the proposed world-class development and gauge support for the project.
More than 1,000 people have already submitted their thoughts on the plans and the group has decided to extend the survey to allow more people to have their say.
Public feedback is going to play a huge part in determining what outdoor activities and facilities the centre will provide.
The design of the questionnaire gives people the opportunity to express their thoughts, comments and views on various aspects of our proposals. We encourage participants to spend a few minutes completing it and welcome any ideas and suggestions.
This survey is the first stage in our wider community engagement process, and the responses we receive will shape the future of the project as we move another step closer to achieving our vision of bringing world-class mountain biking facilities to Aberdeenshire. – Chairman of Netco Martin Byers
Last year, Netco announced plans to build a chairlift-serviced mountain bike park with more than 45km (28 miles) of purpose-built trails, alongside an outdoor snowsports facility and adventure centre at Durris, between Stonehaven and Banchory, in Scotland.
The survey is open until the end of March.
To take part, please click here.