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RAF Edzell masterplan submitted

January 23 2012

RAF Edzell masterplan submitted
Carnegie Base Services (CBS) have submitted plans for a mixed use redevelopment of the former RAF Edzell military base, Angus.

It calls for expansion of the existing Edzell Woods settlement to the north of the base with a £250m community of up to 1,000 homes. Dubbed Newesk this would incorporate a new primary school, community hall and shops.

David Carnegie, partner of CBS, said of the scheme: "We worked closely with the community during our initial consultations on the proposals for Newesk.

"Along with our consultants, we have invested heavily in ensuring that the proposal we have lodged marks the first step towards the development of a sustainable community which integrates into the environment and benefits the regions of Angus and Aberdeenshire as a whole."

Archial are acting as planners for the project whilst Austin:Smith-Lord will act as architects and urban designers.

If approved the scheme would be built in stages through to 2027.


#1 Posted by IceCreamGenius on 24 Jan 2012 at 12:57 PM
Suburbia comes to rural Angus - fantastic, and I suppose there are the local jobs to support this settlment without having everyone commuting to Aberdeen or Dundee, no? Thought not - sustainable my eye.
#2 Posted by Majuca on 24 Jan 2012 at 16:53 PM
The water at the top in this picture is called Loch Wee. It is not a natural loch but was created when that area was excavated for materials used in the construction of the runway. I was told by an old employee at the base, that the water table is very high here ( between 3 - 9 feet below the surface ) and the quarried area naturally filled up when dug. When it was in use they drew the water from wells beneath the base and treated it for domestic use. The area around the old base is still quarried for gravel and sand. I worked at RAF EDZELL for over 10 years, until closure in 1997.
Andrew Brown
#3 Posted by Andrew Brown on 27 Jan 2012 at 18:40 PM
It's great to see some real development starting in the south of Aberdeenshire and especially Edzell. The loss of the base had a big impact on the area. Just hope the council does not allow the developer to overrun the development with shoe box architecture.

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