Plans lodged for 250 homes near North-east town

An artist’s impression of the Conveth Mains development.
An artist’s impression of the Conveth Mains development.

Proposals have been submitted to build nearly 250 homes at a site near a North-east town.

The plans are made up of 28 cottage flats, 60 semi-detached, 40 terraced and 119 detached houses.

A total of 25% of the 247 homes would be affordable housing, making up 62 units.

The site near Laurencekirk is currently agricultural land at Conveth Mains.

Developers Barratt North Scotland have also identified a site to be used as a primary school, which would be the responsibility of Aberdeenshire Council to deliver.

A consultation was held in February with local residents before the application was made.

Feedback focused on infrastructure and concerns over the effect new homes would have on traffic.

The developers said new jobs would be brought to the area due to demand for additional local services.

If plans are given the go-ahead, the developers hope to get work under way by summer next year.