Altering your property
All property owners seeking to make external alterations to their property are required to obtain approval from the CCIC before applying for planning permission from Aberdeenshire Council. The Scheme of Management will ensure that future changes to properties are managed so they align with the quality and harmony of Chapelton. You can find out more about the requirement for planning permission from Aberdeenshire Council.
Failure to apply to the CCIC for alterations to your property may result in a breach of contract, which could result in legal action and may prevent the successful sale of your property. You need to check your Deed of Conditions for further information as this website only provides a summary overview of the process.
Applying to the CCIC for its permission is straight forward and we have produced a 10 step guide that explains what you need to do from first thinking about a potential alteration, right through to completing the work. Click on Applying to the CCIC for more information.
It is important that you retain any correspondence and Approvals from the CCIC as this will be needed when you sell your property.
It is important for us all to recycle as much waste material as possible. You may use your blue recycling bin for the following items:
- Paper/Cardboard/Phone books etc
- Plastic Bottles
- Plastic tubs, pots and trays
- Clean Foil
- Tetra Packs – i.e. fruit cartons, milk cartons etc.
A full A-Z guide to recycling in your area can be found at the Recycling for Aberdeenshire website and your nearest recycling centre is located at Redcloak Waste Recycling Centre, Ury, Stonehaven, AB39 3SR.
Broadband and Satellite
Chapelton is provided by Openreach with the fastest broadband system available, Fibre to the House, capable of effective speeds up to 1 Gb/s. What you actually receive will depend on the package that you have with BT or other provider. You should get the advertised speed unlike other systems which suffer from capacity limitations which means that the actual speed might be a lot less than the ‘up to’ speed advertised. The system is owned and maintained by Openreach so any issues need to be addressed to it.
In addition to BT, there are a number of content providers you can use to receive services through the fibre system. Openreach will be able to provide you with an up to date list.
Chapelton benefits from a centralised TV system so that the town is not marred by an array of dishes and aerials.
The Satellite and FM/DAB signals are received by a single dish and aerial and then sent to each house via an underground cable. The Sky signal is sent to the “Terminating Box” in your house. In the same way that a Sky dish fitted to a house does, this belongs to you and is subject to any warranty you have with Sky. If you have a problem with your Sky signal it is most likely due to your Sky box or the Terminating Box so, in all circumstances, you should first contact Sky to find a solution.
In the unlikely event that there is a problem with the centralised system it will be obvious as your neighbours will also have an issue. In that case you should contact A&R Services who have installed and maintain the system on 01569 763661.
Advice for Property Owners
Chapelton aspires to be the Conservation Area of tomorrow. The masterplan and supporting design principles have been carefully planned to create a high quality place with a strong sense of community.
Homes and properties have been designed in harmony with one another with carefully designed features, landscaping and out-buildings adding interest and variety. To maintain the quality and value of our environment, now and in the long term, the Chapelton Community Interest Company (“CCIC”) operates a Scheme of Management.
In support of this aim the CCIC have produced a Property Owners Guide and Design Framework which seeks to uphold that design ethic and promote continued quality.
Please click here to view more information.