Future of Grandhome takes root with planting of 350 young trees


GREENfingered residents of the new community of Grandhome have been invited to take part in the planting of 350 young trees at a special event later this month.

The tree planting will take place on Sunday, September 17, from noon until 3pm in a large park adjacent to the first phase of the development, which is home to more than 250 households. The development of the Grandhome amenity space, and the on-going tree planting initiative supports the Trust’s ambition to provide residents with a parkland area for community use.

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The inaugural event, delivered by The Grandhome Trust, is supported by Project Manager Turner & Townsend alongside housebuilders CALA, Malcolm Allan, Places for People, and AJC Homes. Catering will be provided by local businesses, Stonehaven-based byPlatter and ice cream from Kinellar organic dairy, Forest Farm.

The evergreen saplings have been supplied by Landscape Contractor Philip Lucey, of PCSS, who has been instrumental in creating the paths and parks around Grandhome. He will lead the planting and will be on hand to help everyone get involved. It will take the number of trees and bushes planted at Grandhome to date to more than 2,000.

Grandhome has been planned and developed by The Grandhome Trust. Designed following the principles of new urbanism, Grandhome will accommodate more than double the amount of green space required by Aberdeen planning standards, securing its place as one of the most desirable communities in which to live in Aberdeen.

The first neighbourhood will have approximately 650 homes and will be situated close to parks and amenity space. The long-term aim is to build 7,000 new homes which will be within walking distance of a range of amenities, including a new primary school.

William Paton, of the Grandhome Trust, said the tree planting promised to be a fun event for all those taking part.

“Green space is a vital element of any community, and it is very much part of the ethos of Grandhome to have a network of accessible public green spaces including parks, play spaces and playing fields, as well as natural ‘wild’ areas.

“The planting of 350 saplings is a very exciting development for everyone. It demonstrates that the residents and their families are invested in their community and are prepared to take ownership of the land by planting trees which will benefit and be enjoyed by many generations to come. We are very much looking forward to welcoming everyone on the day.”

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