16 September 2011
An outline planning application for the first 4,045 homes of Chapelton of Elsick, Scotland’s largest sustainable new town has been submitted to Aberdeenshire Council.
International consultant WYG has developed the infrastructure and sustainability strategy and assisted with the Environmental Statement to support the planning application.
Led by the Elsick Development Company (EDC), representing the Duke of Fife and neighbouring landowners, the vision for the proposed scheme is based around neighbourhood and community, and is part of a wider aspiration to build a 9,000-home sustainable new town. The community will offer high quality housing with a mixture of tenure throughout the neighbourhood centres and rural fringes.
Jason Horner, Associate Director, WYG said: “Chapelton will be an innovative sustainable community and will include substantial investment in new infrastructure which will support both the development and the wider surrounding communities.
Our sustainability and energy experts are helping EDC to adopt robust and defensible sustainability standards for the new development. They are also developing an energy strategy which includes neighbourhood-scale low-carbon and renewable energy technologies with the increased use of building integrated technologies at the rural fringe.”
Lord David Southesk, Director, Elsick Development Company, said: "It has taken a great deal of work and commitment to get to this point. WYG has been a great support in getting us to the stage that we are at and their expertise has been invaluable.
Chapelton will not only provide a substantial economic boost to the area, but offers an opportunity to create a new style of living that will undoubtedly provide home buyers with a vibrant community in the north east of Scotland.”
Image caption: Artist impression of Chapelton of Elsick High Street