Public Exhibition for Mill of Forest

Proposed new bridge across the A90
Proposed new bridge across the A90

Drum Property Group and Barratt North Scotland will be holding a Public Exhibition for its revised mixed use development proposals.

The proposals for Mill of Forest will go on show on Wednesday October 7.

Indicative design of proposed supermarket

Indicative design of proposed supermarket

The Exhibition will be held in St James’ Church (Arbuthnott St), Stonehaven and the drop in event will be between 12pm - 7pm.

The proposals include the delivery of a new supermarket, community facilities, employment land, a hotel and 500 homes.

Drum Property Group and Barratt North Scotland have said the development would be phased and “a fundamental element of the proposal is the delivery of the supermarket and the key infrastructure links, including a new road bridge across the A90, at the outset of development.”

Chris Ross, Senior Land Manager, Barratt North Scotland who are working with Drum Property group said: “As well as the long debated discussion about where a supermarket should be located in Stonehaven, a key issue for the local community and their families is both the affordability and supply of homes within the town. It is vital that the current imbalance is addressed, that is why we are committed to delivering 125 affordable homes as part of the Mill of Forest proposals. To put this into perspective since 2007 only 23 affordable houses have been built in Stonehaven, with none in the last 3 years or so.

He added: “In addition, there are currently around 7000 households on the social rent waiting list in the area. Barratt North Scotland are ideally placed to help bridge that gap by providing a range of housing types for a variety of aspiring households from first time buyers to families needing to upsize and older people looking to downsize.”