Barratt Developments submits £50m plans for new Aberdeenshire homes

Barratt Developments submits £50m plans for new Aberdeenshire homes

Barratt & David Wilson Homes North Scotland has announced plans to bring 194 new homes – including 48 affordable properties – to Potterton on the northern edge of Aberdeen.

Having already secured approval for a masterplan of the site from Aberdeenshire Council in June 2023, the housebuilder has now submitted a planning application, following several consultation events over the last two years.

Representing a proposed investment in the region of £50 million, construction at the development is set to support in the region of 291 direct jobs, providing in the region of £329,000 additional Council Tax revenue, while also boosting housing provision in the area, in line with the requirements of the adopted Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan.

The proposed Potterton development features a combination of one to five-bedroomed homes, all thoughtfully designed in an attractive location and ideal for first-time buyers, families and downsizers, with easy connections to the AWPR and the wider area.

The development has been designed to give residents access to nature, with native planting species for biodiversity, access to foraging routes and open space, and footpath links to the surrounding village.

David Palmer, managing director at Barratt Homes North Scotland, said: “We are thrilled to have submitted our comprehensive proposals for new homes in Potterton. These proposals follow the approval by Aberdeenshire Council of our Masterplan framework for the land to the north-east of Potterton in June last year.

“Through close collaboration with the community, partners, our ecologists and the Barratt design teams, we’ve created a plan for an attractive and thoughtful development where residents can be proud to call home.

“The proposed new development will offer homes to residents in an area where we know there’s huge demand for new homes and will also indirectly support 532 jobs in the local community.

“Potterton lies just a few miles from our main office, and we have a lot of links with the village. We are excited about this opportunity to be involved in the sustainable growth of the community and to provide new high quality energy-efficient homes.”

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