Final plans for a new £1bn town in Aberdeenshire have been unveiled.
Developers behind Scotland’s largest planned new town, ten miles south of Aberdeen, lodged an application with Aberdeenshire Council on Thursday.
The 4000-home development, billed as Scotland's largest new settlement for a generation, will include an academy, three primaries and health and leisure facilities.
The first phase plans, which have been submitted, include 802 homes.
World-leading architect Andres Duany was appointed to oversee the design of the development – which will be named Chapelton of Elsick – in 2010.
Lord Southesk, director of Elsick Development Company, said: “As part of the extensive consultation a number of important issues have been raised, which we have reviewed and worked hard to address.
“We have been very careful to ensure that the scheme and design refinements respect the concerns of those living within the surrounding area as well as the overarching vision for Chapelton - both are integral to building a new sustainable community for Scotland.
“Today’s submission marks a major milestone in the development’s progress and we hope that councillors will be able to review the Further Information Report (FIR) at the Aberdeenshire planning committee meeting in November.”
The FIR outlines detailed changes for the first phase of the development at Cairnhill, which include refinements to the distribution of houses, landscaping schemes, car parking arrangements and a reduction in the amount of commercial floor space proposed.
The FIR is the final stage in the development process and brings Scotland’s newest town a step closer.
Chapelton recently received council approval for the development framework and the first phase of the masterplan.
It is estimated the development will generate 8000 new jobs.