What kind of jobs will there be at Chapelton?
The masterplan includes a large area for employment sites. The retail and office units are placed primarily in the neighbourhood and town centres. However, there is also an area planned by the A90 for businesses that might require large buildings or many lorry movements.
Chapelton’s first public space, Hume Square, already features a café, hair and beauty salon and nursery school. This demonstrates the commitment to creating a community rather than a stand-alone housing estate.
The development will also offer existing residents in Newtonhill and the surrounding area the opportunity to work locally.
Research shows that Aberdeen’s strong platform of energy companies, research and a skilled workforce should provide a strong growth base for further job creation.