A new planning application has been approved which will deliver further homes and retail spaces within the new community of Countesswells.
Following submission of a joint planning application with CHAP Homes, Countesswells Development Limited has secured consent to construct 85 residential units and three retail units on a 3.85-acre plot within Countesswells as part of the approved masterplan for the new community.
CHAP Homes is now the fourth developer to build homes at Countesswells; alongside Stewart Milne Homes, Kirkwood Homes and Barratt Homes. CHAP Homes will build 30 new homes, of varying sizes and styles, for sale with Stewart Milne Homes developing the remaining units and retail space which will see an increase in the number of retail spaces that will become available for let to seven units across the new community.
Construction of these new homes on the award-winning development is expected to begin in September 2018, with sales expected from December 2018 and first residents expected to move in from early 2019.
Allan McGregor, project director for Countesswells, said: “CHAP Homes will be the fourth developer to join our community, signalling a further return in confidence to the regional housing market and underlining the attraction of our land packages combined with the growing brand awareness of Countesswells as a very special location.
“Substantial upfront investment, and support from a £86m HM Treasury guarantee, has enabled us to deliver an award-winning site and offer land packages that are fully serviced and capable of early development.
“CHAP Homes is a local and well-respected homes builder and we look forward to working in partnership with them to deliver high-quality housing and the first retail opportunities here on-site.”
Douglas Thomson, managing director of CHAP Homes, said: “We are delighted to be bringing forward this next phase of the Countesswells Development. This is an exciting new development for CHAP Homes, and will be the first site in Aberdeen City for our new range of family homes.
“Countesswells has already proven to be very popular with home-buyers, and we anticipate this next phase of 30 homes will prove equally popular whilst further extending the choice available to people wanting to buy a quality new home at Countesswells.”
Phased in over 15 years, Countesswells will ultimately accommodate 7,000 people in 3,000 new private and affordable homes. The 407-acre site will feature expansive green spaces, parklands and civic spaces, together with modern community infrastructure, such as health facilities, commercial and retail space and hyper-fast broadband – 35 times faster than the UK average.
Approximately 160 families are already living at Countesswells in the first neighbourhood of Regency Place.