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 are visually compatible with the architecture. Early homes are designed to achieve carbon savings through use of efficient building materials. Later in the town’s development, facilities such as a combined heat and power plant may enable residents to lower their utilities bills and achieve further carbon savings.