New Chapelton of Elsick designs set to be unveilied at public exhibition

Developers behind Scotland’s largest planned new town, south of Aberdeen, will announce important updates and unveil new designs at a public exhibition later this month.

Members of the public and local businesses are being invited to attend the exhibition on Friday 22 June, between 2.30-6.30pm, at Cookney Village Hall, to meet with the developers and to review the updated plans and designs for Chapelton.

The revised plans for Chapelton will include; amended plans and designs addressing transport and infrastructure requirements, new images of house types and street scenes and updated planning submission for the first phase of development

The Elsick Development Company (EDC) has conducted extensive community consultations, involving approximately 5,000 people including statutory agencies and developers, to refine the masterplan for Chapelton, in particular the detailed design for the first phase of the site.

The exhibition follows the recent Council approval of the Development Framework and the first phase of the masterplan for the new 4,045 home community, 10 miles south of Aberdeen, which were lodged with Aberdeenshire Council in September last year along with detailed plans for the first phase of 802 homes.

Lord Southesk, director of EDC, said: “We have been very encouraged with the comments and feedback that we have received as part of the consultation process; however, 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.

“We are inviting all those with an interest in Chapelton to attend the exhibition so that we can guide people through this additional information, highlighting how the proposals and design have evolved and developed over time.”

Chapelton will include industrial and business development, within the site and on land adjacent to Newtonhill, and is estimated to generate approximately 8,000 jobs.

The proposed town will offer a return to a community-based style of living which will provide a more pedestrian friendly, mixed-use environment for residents. From an extensive range of homes and schools through to a well-planned town centre and green space, developers aim to deliver a new sustainable community on a highly significant scale.

The long term masterplan includes a total of seven neighbourhoods on the 2,000 acre site, creating the potential for 8,000 homes, which would make it Scotland’s largest new settlement for a generation.

Construction of the first phase of the town is expected to start in Spring 2013. For more information visit www.chapeltonofelsick.co.uk.