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Bird’s eye view of Scotland’s largest new town unveiled

First view of Scotland’s largest new town, masterplanned by urbanist Andres Duany

The £2bn development on the Elsick estate, near Newtonhill, Aberdeenshire, will contain 8,000 homes.

Gavin Murray, town architect, of Brooks Murray Architects said: ‘It is important Chapelton sits comfortably in the Aberdeenshire landscape, so we have drawn heavily from the best precedents set by a number of neighbouring historic towns and villages, including Stonehaven and Banchory.’

Work started on site in October 2013.

Readers' comments (1)

  • So basically, contemporary urbanism in Scotland consists of saying 'we did it best in the 19th Century so lets just do it like that again but this time we'll slap a Tesco in the middle'
    I'm not sure that I want my future to look and feel like the past.

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