Plans to build a “sustainable new community” on the outskirts of Peterhead including 800 homes, a new primary school and community facilities have taken a step forward.
Housebuilder Claymore Homes is seeking planning permission in principle for the proposed major mixed-use development at South Ugie.
The site is also expected to feature space for a nature reserve, business opportunities and a potential future train station.
The application has been submitted to Aberdeenshire Council following a number of “positive” consultation events with stakeholders and local residents.
Architecture firm Halliday Fraser Munro said the development would create “much needed housing and community facilities” and provide Peterhead with a “sustainable long-term expansion benefiting future generations”.
The proposed housing development will include a mix of detached, semi-detached and terraced properties along with flats.
It is expected that 25% of the new homes would be affordable.
Halliday Fraser Munro said the blueprint includes an “excellent mix” of house types from bungalows up to large six-bed houses to “meet the needs of a wide range of people from the first-time buyer, families or those looking to downsize”.
Potential new shops, takeaways, offices and community facilities could feature in a neighbourhood centre due to be constructed in the middle of the site.
Meanwhile a traditional village green area is also expected to feature in the heart of the development that will give residents space to meet up, play or exercise and it could even host a community orchard.
Pedestrian links will be formed to allow future residents to easily access Peterhead town centre and the nearby Formartine and Buchan Way.
Locals can also look forward to visiting the proposed Southern Park that will be located to the south of the development site.
Early concept plans show that the park will feature walking routes, play areas and seating for visitors to enjoy.
The planned nature reserve would have a number of paths allowing residents and visitors alike to explore the space with ease.
However, the proposal has already received objections from Peterhead residents.