Plans for a major new Broch housing development lodged

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Plans have been submitted for a major new housing development in Fraserburgh with the proposal of a 120 house estate lodged with Aberdeenshire Council.

Colaren Homes have submitted plans to the local authority to build the 120 houses on land situated to the south of Boothby Road and to the east of the A981 Strichen Road.

The plan is part of the long-running Kirkton masterplan which was launched more than a decade ago and the plans are envisaged to be the first step to creating a major 600-house expansion to the souther edge of the town.

The plans are the first phase of the development called Kirkton Heights and been drawn up by architects Taylor Design Services with property consultants Knight Frank and engineers Cameron & Ross.

Gary Purves, a senior planner at Knight Frank and speaking on behalf of the developer, said: “A lot of work has gone into the plans since the approval of the masterplan in 2014.

“The vision for the Kirkton Heights development is to create an attractive and distinctive part of the town which has a sense of place and which local folk will be proud of for years to come.”

The streets for the development will be based on a village-style pattern using mini-squares and accessible green spaces with the houses constructed using locally sourced materials.”