Fasque Village was a step-closer this week after being given the go-ahead by planners.
The development will see the creation of 115 design-led homes in the grounds of the historic Fasque Castle Estate in the Mearns. It was rubber stamped at a meeting of Aberdeenshire council this week.
Work will begin on the houses in February with the show-home expected to be ready for viewing in August.
Speaking after the approval Fasque Estate owner Douglas Dick-Reid, who is leading the project, heralded the council’s decision and said the development will be an incredible asset for Aberdeenshire.
He said: “We are really excited about this development and what it will bring to the area.
“The Village will be set in a beautiful Scottish Highland country estate. We are very privileged to have such a unique location and cannot wait to get started.
“Because this development will have a backdrop like no other, the homes will be carefully crafted to get the most from the breath-taking location while complementing the existing landscape.
“From a buyers’ perspective Fasque Village will be as unique and stunning as its surroundings. Home-owners will enjoy quiet roads, the great outdoors and life away from the hustle and bustle of city living.
“Fasque Village really is all about a lifestyle. What we eat, how we live, our ethics; how our homes can best serve their owners and the land they sit on. It’s a real wellies at the weekend lifestyle.”
The application was narrowly passed at the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee held at Viewmount in Stonehaven last week. The homes have been designed by architects, Malcolm Fraser and LDN.