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Planning consultation for £1bn Aberdeen New Town launched

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June 16 2011

Planning consultation for £1bn Aberdeen New Town launched
Plans for a £1bn, 4,000 home New Town on farmland to the west of Newtonhill, ten miles south of Aberdeen, are to be presented at a public consultation later this month.

This will provide an opportunity for the public to view and comment on the latest designs  for Chapelton of Elsick as the masterplan moves toward a full planning submission.

Four architectural firms, Benjamin Tindall, Brooks Murray, Covell Matthews and Marianne Cusato are developing a mix of largely traditional house styles – including bungalows at the behest of previous respondents.

The scheme will also include primary schools and a secondary school designed by Walters & Cohen alongside leisure, retail and business facilities.

Lord Southesk, director of Elsick Development Company Ltd, said: “The exhibition is an opportunity for people to get involved in creating a new, sustainable style of living. The masterplan is being developed by Andres Duany, the world renowned pioneer of new urbanism, a movement which aims to build walkable, mixed use towns with a focus on building communities.

“With 40% green space, a town centre and excellent transport links we are looking to recreate the lifestyle of traditional Scottish towns.”

The exhibition will be held in Cookney Village Hall from 10am to 8pm on Thursday 30 June 2011 and from 9am to 4pm on Friday 1 July.
The masterplan is being designed along new urbanist principles
The masterplan is being designed along new urbanist principles

9 Comments

Graeme
#1 Posted by Graeme on 16 Jun 2011 at 13:36 PM
Aw well.....Noddy would like it!
Noddy
#2 Posted by Noddy on 16 Jun 2011 at 13:40 PM
Sorry, I'm already committed to Trump
Big Ears
#3 Posted by Big Ears on 16 Jun 2011 at 17:15 PM
I wish my crib was as pimpin' as this!
SG
#4 Posted by SG on 16 Jun 2011 at 20:51 PM
"sustainable style" as opposed to genuinely sustainable?!
Walt Disney
#5 Posted by Walt Disney on 17 Jun 2011 at 13:03 PM
I think you'll find that I have copyright on Olde Worlde theme Parks.
They will be hearing from my lawyers!!
Bing Sings
#6 Posted by Bing Sings on 18 Jun 2011 at 12:08 PM
Looks like a set design for Midsummer Murders. Is Hoskins involved in this too?
Charlie's Drawers
#7 Posted by Charlie's Drawers on 22 Jun 2011 at 12:36 PM
Noddy wouldn't like it. There's nowhere to park his car!
The Bairn
#8 Posted by The Bairn on 23 Jun 2011 at 14:08 PM
...and what about Big Ears?...well I suppose we can widen the doorways lol...
Charlie's Drawers
#9 Posted by Charlie's Drawers on 24 Jun 2011 at 10:26 AM
I think you'll find the access arrangements are already Duke of Rothesay compliant. Anyway their not big - just aurally efficient!

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