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June 25 2012

Revised Chapelton of Elsick plans published
Revised plans for the first phase of a £1bn new town south of Aberdeen have been placed on public display, including new housing designs and improved transport links.

Drafted by Elsick Development Company the changes have been brought about on the back of a community consultation involving around 5,000 people.

Phase one of Andres Duany’s 8,000 home new town master plan, which will incorporate school, industrial and business functions, consists of some 802 houses and is currently pending a decision from Aberdeenshire Council.

Chapelton is being sold as a return to community-based living in a pedestrian friendly, mixed use environment on a sprawling 2,000 acre rural site.

Lord Southesk, director of EDC, said: “... there have been several important issues which we have been asked to review over the last year and we have been working hard to address these concerns. This process has resulted in several amendments to the scheme and additional supporting technical, environmental and design information.”

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.

Construction of the first phase is scheduled to start in the spring of 2013.
Construction of the first phase is scheduled to start in the spring of 2013
Construction of the first phase is scheduled to start in the spring of 2013
Fairhurst will massively re-engineer Bourtree Bush junction to accommodate the anticipated growth in traffic
Fairhurst will massively re-engineer Bourtree Bush junction to accommodate the anticipated growth in traffic

2 Comments

Caltub
#1 Posted by Caltub on 25 Jun 2012 at 21:07 PM
Doesn't a massive grade-separated road junction contradict the stated aim of encouraging public transport use? I seem to remember that Aberdeen has an average of 2 people per household - if we assume that applies to this development, that's a brand new town of 16000 people. A town that size should have a railway station in the town centre, but it won't. Not good enough.
Sr_Moreno
#2 Posted by Sr_Moreno on 26 Jun 2012 at 12:40 PM
@Caltub: Nice idea, but considering how long Kintore has been waiting for a railway station, the developers would be foolish to wait for Network Rail and Transport Scotland to assist in providing one. Rail services outside of the central belt are pathetic and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future.

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