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Plans for £250m community at RAF Edzell lodged

Image of Newesk plans
Image caption The plan is to build up to 1,000 homes in the coming years

Plans to create a £250m community - including up to 1,000 homes - at the former RAF base at Edzell have been lodged with Aberdeenshire Council.

Newesk, which would be built on a 144-acre site, would also include a new primary school, community hall and shops.

It is believed 1,000 jobs could be created during the construction phase.

Image caption The former RAF base at Edzell was sold back in March 2000

Carnegie Base Services owns and operates the former airbase near Brechin and surrounding land.

Partner David Carnegie said: "We worked closely with the community during our initial consultations on the proposals for Newesk.

"Along with our consultants, we have invested heavily in ensuring that the proposal we have lodged marks the first step towards the development of a sustainable community which integrates into the environment and benefits the regions of Angus and Aberdeenshire as a whole."

The development would be built over a period of 10 to 15 years if it gets the go-ahead.

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