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Plans submitted for Scotland’s largest proposed new town

September 8 2011

Plans submitted for Scotland’s largest proposed new town
Elsick Development Company has submitted detailed plans for the first phase of 800 homes and Outline plans for a further 3,200 homes at Scotland’s largest proposed settlement - Chapelton of Elsick.

First phase works also include a neighbourhood centre and High Street, primary school with all facilities accessible by foot or bike.
Industrial and commercial development will also take place on the land, which is situated 10 miles south of Aberdeen on 2,000 acres of land adjacent to Newtonhill.

Masterplanned by Andres Duany, will ultimately see creation of some 9,000 homes in seven distinct neighbourhoods at a projected cost of £1bn.

Lord Southesk, director of EDC, said: “Chapelton offers an opportunity to create a new style of living that will undoubtedly provide homebuyers with a vibrant community in the north east of Scotland. From an extensive range of homes and schools through to a well-planned town centre and green space, this is a chance to deliver a new sustainable community on a highly significant scale.”

Architects who have contributed to the Charrette and post-Charrette work include local and national firms, such as Covell Matthews, Benjamin Tindall Architects, Brooks/Murray Architects, Lew Oliver and Marianne Cusato.

Should Aberdeenshire Council approve the plans work could start on phase one works as early as 2012.


Andy Wightman
#1 Posted by Andy Wightman on 8 Sep 2011 at 11:09 AM
And the Duke of Fife stands to make £ millions, perhaps even £ billions in profit. Last time we built new towns, public agencies acquired the land at agricultural values, then planned, then developed and the public retained all the uplift value.
Malcolm Fraser
#2 Posted by Malcolm Fraser on 9 Sep 2011 at 13:42 PM
Our "sustainable communities" are our existing ones, with schools, roads, shops and drains already in place - this is classic sustainability-doublespeak. Developments like this are intended to suck the moneyed-classes out of our existing settlements, leaving them to quietly decay.

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