Final plans for new Scottish town submitted
Final plans for a new town in Scotland which could mean up to 8,000 new homes have been submitted for approval.
Aberdeenshire Council recently gave the go ahead for the development framework and first phase of the masterplan for the new town Chapelton.
The new community 10 miles south of Aberdeen will have 4,045 homes but there is a potential for 8,000 homes on the 2,000-acre site spread over a total of seven neighbourhoods.
Developers Elsick Development Company originally submitted plans in September last year but have since refined them after consultation with the local community, statutory agencies and developers.
A further information report with the detailed changes was submitted to the council.
Lord Southesk, director of EDC, said: ‘As part of the extensive consultation a number of important issues have been raised, which we have reviewed and worked hard to address.
‘We have been very careful to ensure that the scheme and design refinements respect the concerns of those living within the surrounding area as well as the overarching vision for Chapelton: both are integral to building a new sustainable community for Scotland.’
He hoped the council would review the further information report at its planning committee in November.
The plan is expected to generate about 8,000 jobs, with construction of the first phase planned for spring next year.