A bird’s eye view of how 2,000 acres of Aberdeenshire farmland will be transformed into Scotland’s laregest new town has been unveiled.
Lord Southesk, director of the Elsick Development Company has unveiled the plans.
In a five minute animation, visuals of homes, high streets, parks, schools and a medical centre at the 8,000 home Chapelton development are revealed - the first time the whole £2bn development has been presented.
Work started on site in October 2013 and the first houses will be available to buy later this year.
Lord Southesk said: “This animation shows that Chapelton is fundamentally different to other developments. The complete town is planned from the outset.
“There will be places to work, places to eat and socialise, shops and schools. Every day needs will be within a five minute walk and because there is 40 per cent green space the entire built area will feel open.
“The architecture blends the old with the new. It draws influence from older styles built with the latest mod cons and the latest design features to accommodate modern living.”
Housebuilders ZeroC Holdings, AJC Homes and A & J Stephen will start to deliver the first houses from spring 2014.
Town architect Gavin Murray from Brooks Murray Architects said: “It is important Chapelton sits comfortably in the Aberdeenshire landscape, so we have drawn heavily from the best precedents set by a number of neighbouring historic towns and villages, including Stonehaven and Banchory.”