600 home plan to go on show next week

Lighthouse Museum.
Lighthouse Museum.

Local residents will be given the opportunity to view and help shape plans for a major development on the southern outskirts of Fraserburgh.

Planning consultants Knight Frank will host a public exhibition on Wednesday, June 18, at the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses from 2-7pm.

Knight Frank and architectural firm Baxter Design have designed the blueprint for landowner Kirkton Developments, which is set to create 600 homes alongside a new primary school, health centre, other community facilities and employment land.

The plans were first mooted in 2008, but this will be the first opportunity for the public to have their say on the fresh plans for the development south of Boothby Road and west of the A90 Fraserburgh-Peterhead road.

Gary Purves, senior planner with Knight Frank, said: “We believe it is vital for the public to be involved in this exciting development and welcome everyone along to view the plans. We have worked hard on a design that will suit the needs of this growing community and responses have been extremely positive so far.

“As the development will contain a mix of property including residential, commercial and community, it will enable people to live and work in the area and encourage inward investment. We are confident this will sit well with the public and meet expectations.”

The development is part of the decade-long Fraserburgh Masterplan project launched to give the area a boost in terms of attracting residents and visitors, eventually aiming to increase the current population of around 12,000 by 10%.