Published: 17th Nov 2011

Kincluny is aiming to be Scotland’s first sustainable village. But its notion of community sustainability goes far beyond eco-bling, as Clare Goff reports An artist’s impression of how the Aberdeenshire village of Kincluny will look. ‘The problem of all development is how do you create community?,’ says Bill Burr, managing director of Chap Homes in Aberdeen. With his company’s latest project, however, he thinks he has found the answer. Kincluny, on the edge of the River Dee, is aiming to be Scotland’s first sustainable village. It will comprise 1,500 mixed tenure eco-homes and businesses, will have a closed loop approach to waste and will be self-sufficient in energy. The eco technologies to be used in the development will break new ground in the UK, but the real novelty lies in its approach to building a sustainable community.