December 9, 2013
The Chapelton Liaison Committee met for the first time last week to discuss activity on the site of Scotland’s largest planned town and plans for the future.
The group has been set up to ensure continual dialogues between the developer, local residents, local and community councilors and council officials. They plan to meet several times a year.
The first meeting focused on activity on the site, plans for healthcare, education and roads infrastructure.
Lord Southesk, director of Elsick Development Company (EDC), said: “The local community has been involved in our plans for Chapelton since the very early days and will remain a key priority as work to develop the site progresses.
“We have already worked hard to alleviate initial concerns such as mud on the roads and construction noise.
“We share the concerns of the local community about the need to prioritise investment into healthcare facilities and roads infrastructures and we urge NHS Grampian and the Scottish Government to bring forward these investments.
“We believe the North East should see investment from some of the wealth it generates. This will lead to further economic growth for the benefit of the whole country.”
Aberdeenshire-based W M Donald started infrastructure works to support the first 255 homes at the beginning of October. Housebuilders Zero C Holdings, AJC Homes and A&J Stephen will start to deliver the first homes from Spring 2014.
A second Chapelton Liaison Committee meeting is scheduled for the end of February 2014.