Community

A community is built from contact and interaction between people of all ages and backgrounds. It is important for Chapelton that essential services – such as health provision, schools and leisure facilities – are located within walking distance of the homes. Elsick Development Company is currently working closely with stakeholders such as Community Councils, NHS Grampian and Aberdeenshire Council to consider the long-term strategy for formulation and provision of these services.

In time, a Community Interest Company will manage aspects of the new town. The company will be responsible for a range of community activities and services that are beyond the remit of Aberdeenshire Council. This may include arranging community events, managing commercial facilities, regulating future development within the community, and promoting sustainable transport, as well as managing green spaces. The company will provide focus for the new community and will be directly accountable to Chapelton residents.

Good education provision is critical to the vision for Chapelton and Walters & Cohen, a specialist schools architect, is working with EDC to ensure design excellence. Sites for three primary schools and one secondary school have been identified for first 4045 houses in the town. These schools will be located adjacent to commercial areas, to offer convenience for families … Read More

Health facilities will be a key part of Chapelton. In the early stages of development, they will be housed in retail or commercial units in each neighbourhood centre to ensure accessibility to all residents. Towards completion of the town, it is likely that the GP provision will relocate to a single ‘medical centre’ in the town centre. Dentists and … Read More

Chapelton is served by a lively tearoom and Visitor Centre, a beauty and hair salon and a nursery school. More retail and offices are planned around Liddell Place and an allotments area is being designed and will be ready next year. Parks and leisure facilities are central to every phase of Chapelton. Community halls, parks … Read More

A variety of parks have been designed throughout the development and several are already built ranging from the more formal Hume Square, already home to the Bike Ride and other events and boasting cherry trees underplanted with bulbs. The newly created Liddell Park includes the Hut which will become the community building and the first childrens play area. … Read More

Designed to be pedestrian friendly with an open sign free environment and with garages to the rear, there is nevertheless great road links into Aberdeen and to the south. Set between the A90 to the East and the AWPR Fastlink to the West there is a regular bus service. Aberdeen and Dundee buses stop at Chapelton’s Park and Choose … Read More

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