Masterplans are required for most allocated major housing development sites, as identified in the Local Development Plan.

The aim of the masterplanning process is to promote good place-making and ensure future developments are designed to the highest standard, encompassing social, environmental, and economic requirements to create the sustainable communities of the future. Successful masterplans set out a clear idea for the future and demonstrate an integrated approach to community participation, site planning, sustainable transport, servicing, community facilities, design, ecology and landscaping. Successful places are sustainable and have a distinct identity.

Find out more about the masterplanning process (PDF 2.23MB).

Make a masterplan enquiry

To apply and engage in the masterplanning process, please fill out and submit the masterplan enquiry form (PDF 129KB).

Please email completed form and site plan to or post it to:

ePlanning team
Aberdeenshire Council

Arduthie Road
AB39 2DQ

View the planning applications privacy notice (PDF 48.2KB) to find out what we do with your information.

Agreed masterplans

View the agreed masterplans that remain as material considerations to the sites that they relate: