The developers have heralded the Countesswells settlement as a “high quality” and “desirable” place for people of all ages to live.
A spokesman for Stewart Milne Group said they took into account Aberdeen City Council’s desire for a sustainable community.
“As a mixed use community, Countesswells will enhance sustainability, minimise traffic generation and ensure that future residents are in close proximity to a range of employment opportunities, facilities and services, with easy access to public transport,” he said.
“The community is designed as a series of walkable neighbourhoods through integration of land uses and will provide every opportunity to minimise requirements for external travel and prioritise the use of sustainable travel modes, avoiding reliance of use of the private car.”
He said the development would be “sensitively integrated” into the existing land, which is currently used for agricultural purposes.
The spokesman said the developers wanted to create a place with a strong sense of identity so it could establish itself as a community in its own right.
“Countesswells enjoys an attractive and well contained landscape setting, elements of which will be enhanced through the creation of extensive green spaces within the community alongside pedestrian, cycle and equestrian access which are key elements of the masterplan,” he said.
“Countesswells will enhance its quality and bio-diversity in environmental terms by incorporating extensive open space and green network provision, including formal and informal green spaces across the site, including parks and play areas.
“Existing tree lines and hedgerows will form part of the character of the community.”