Developer ‘delighted’ with Crichiebank

The Aberdeen office of National Developer Dandara Limited say they are “delighted” to have the opportunity to develop one of the key strategic areas identified for future growth in Aberdeenshire over the next 25 years.

Dandara took control of the Crichie Farm site near Port Elphinstone, Inverurie from local company Tulloch CastleGlen last year. The site has now been supported in the forthcoming Local Development Plan (LDP).

Dandarar say that the Crichie Farm proposal has the potential to deliver over 737 family homes and 40 acres of employment land, adding that it provides them with “an exciting and unique opportunity to deliver an iconic gateway development to Port Elphinstone and the thriving community of Inverurie”.

Commenting on the development Niall MacLeod, Land Director at Dandara Limited said, “It is important to Dandara that the extensive consultation carried out previously by Tulloch Castleglen, who have been involved in the site for more than 8 years, is continued.

“Crucial to this process is the need to continue to work closely with Aberdeenshire Council, the landowner and importantly the local communities of Inverurie and Port Elphinstone to prepare a Master Plan which we hope can deliver a vibrant sustainable community, striking the right balance between live and work.’’

Gavin Wyley, Managed Director (Aberdeen), said that, “The proposed development at Crichie Farm represents Dandara’s renewed long term commitment to investing in the wider Aberdeen housing market and the North East economy. We fully believe that the proposed development at Crichie Farm will sit nicely alongside our exclusive portfolio of developments which are currently selling at Oakhill Grange (West End), Deeside Brae and Tarves, as well as complement our proposed development at Stoneywood.”

Mr Wyley added that the Stoneywood site went through “substantial community consultation to ensure the balance and feel of the development fits succinctly into the existing environment.”