Nearly 200 new homes to be built in Aberdeenshire

A map of the new housing development in Potterton. Image: Barratt Homes

Plans have been submitted to build 194 new homes in the village of Potterton.

Barratt Homes is behind the plans, which will include 48 affordable houses.

The firm estimates construction will bring nearly 300 jobs to the area, as well as roughly £50 million of investment.

The development has been designed to give residents access to nature, with native planting species for biodiversity, access to foraging routes and open space, and footpath links to the surrounding village.

David Palmer, Managing Director at Barratt Homes North Scotland, said: “We are thrilled to have submitted our comprehensive proposals for new homes in Potterton.

"These proposals follow the approval by Aberdeenshire Council of our Masterplan framework for the land to the north-east of Potterton in June last year.

“Through close collaboration with the community, partners, our ecologists and the Barratt design teams, we’ve created a plan for an attractive and thoughtful development where residents can be proud to call home.

“The proposed new development will offer homes to residents in an area where we know there’s huge demand for new homes and will also indirectly support 532 jobs in the local community.

“Potterton lies just a few miles from our main office, and we have a lot of links with the village.

"We are excited about this opportunity to be involved in the sustainable growth of the community and to provide new high quality energy-efficient homes.”

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