Plans approved for New Town

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IN what councillors have described as a “historic” day for Aberdeenshire, plans have been approved for a new town at Chapelton of Elsick, comprising over 4000 new houses as wll as associated infrastructure.

Members of the Kicnardine and Mearns area committee gave their full backing to planning permission in principle for the new town, as well as full planning permission for the first phase of the development, which is expected to begin in September.

A full report will be in this week’s issue of the Mearns Leader (out on Thursday May 2).