Community

Chapelton will function as a stand-alone community, providing a more sustainable alternative to large-scale suburban expansion. The scale of the town allows for a large number of amenities, including schools, parks, health facilities and community buildings, thereby encouraging social interaction and enabling residents to use their cars less. Show More

Public Consultation

Public consultation has been key to the development of Chapelton. From the outset, the aim has been to involve neighbouring communities in order to understand public opinion and incorporate community facilities that are currently lacking in the area. Local participants have also provided ideas for design features in both the masterplan and the homes. The local community has been involved … Read More

Sustainability

Chapelton is designed with sustainability in mind. The town is planned to discourage excessive car use by offering a pleasant pedestrian environment as well as ample amenities and job opportunities close to home. The houses within Chapelton are also designed to lessen carbon emissions in line with current government policies. Homes will be fitted with reliable and affordable technologies that … Read More

Health

Health facilities will be a key part of Chapelton. In the early stages of development, they will be housed in retail or commercial units in each neighbourhood centre to ensure accessibility to all residents. Towards completion of the town, it is likely that the GP provision will relocate to a single ‘medical centre’ in the town centre. Dentists and … Read More

Schools

Good education provision is critical to the vision for Chapelton and Walters & Cohen, a specialist schools architect, is working with EDC to ensure design excellence. Sites for three primary schools and one secondary school have been identified for first 4045 houses in the town. These schools will be located adjacent to commercial areas, to offer convenience for families … Read More

Parks and Leisure

The first town community facilities are located at Hume Square. The tree-lined green underplanted with bulbs is a great place for neighbourhood gatherings such as he Chapelton Bike Ride, and includes a lively tearoom and Visitor Centre, a beauty and hair salon and a nursery school. The next green area will be Liddell Place with a children’s … Read More

Walking Trails

In addition to the parks and play areas the intention is to provide a varied and interesting array of walking trails around the town. Our first one is 2.8 miles long and takes walkers and dogs along paths, through woods and is enjoyed by residents and visitors. Read More