The application is phase two of the ongoing residential development at Kirkton Heights by Colaren Homes Ltd.
It forms part of an area identified in the Local Development Plan 2017 for a mixed used development comprising 600 houses, employment land and community facilities.
The masterplan for Kirkton was approved by Aberdeenshire Council in 2014 with a subsequent update to the masterplan being approved in 2016.
The first phase of 120 homes is currently under construction. Phase two would be located immediately east of the existing homes. The second phase would see a mixture of house types constructed, from bungalows to two storey properties featuring three to six bedrooms. It is proposed that there would 102 detached and 28 semi-detached units.
The development would also include three “pocket parks” for residents to use which will provide green areas, walking routes and wildlife corridors. Affordable housing will also available to the north of the site.
A design and access statement issued with the application states that the proposal “demonstrates six qualities of successful place-making” which are “to be distinctive, safe and pleasant, welcoming, adaptable, resource efficient and well connected”.
It adds that the proposals for phase two are “an appropriate and harmonious” extension to the current development.