Bid to build 250 homes at Peterculter

A planning application has been submitted for an expansion of the Aberdeen village of Peterculter first unveiled almost two years ago.

Bid to build 250 homes at Peterculter

The development boundary (Image by Halliday Fraser Munro)

First Endeavour LLP wants to build 250 homes in the north of the community.

The houses would border Bucklerburn Road and the B979 Malcolm Road, on land occupied by the Tillyoch Equestrian Centre at present.

The developer insist local woodland will be incorporated in the design, with “natural assets” being conserved.

Documents lodged by architects Halliday Fraser Munro say the “pockets” of housing will be “carefully placed” around existing areas of ancient woodland.

The statement adds: “The vision for Tillyoch is to create an opportunity for a new sustainable development, a mixed-use community that respects the existing urban pattern of Peterculter and its natural woodland setting.”

The architects also say the layout was formed following several studies – including on “environmental robustness”.

It has been designed “sustainably ”, meaning future residents will easily be able to cycle or get the bus into Aberdeen rather than relying on cars.

Developers said the plot would be able to accommodate a variety of house types.

Under the plans, various stables, paddocks, a house and the Tillyoch Pet Hotel will all be knocked down.

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