Green light for £150m Newton Mearns development

A new 834-home community for Newton Mearns has been given the green light.

The Maidenhill development, a venture between CALA Homes (West) and Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, has been approved by East Renfrewshire Council.

£150 million will be invested in the development, with 209 homes designated as affordable housing. The project is tipped to require around 1,200 man years of construction work.

Properties in the neighbourhood will range from one-bedroom flats to five-bedroom detached homes.The developers said they will provide land and funding to a new community primary school incorporating a nursery, sports and play facilities – and also a community religious facility.

CALA Homes (West) and Taylor Wimpey West Scotland said public open space will be a “main feature” of Maidenhill, while a linear green corridor running the full length of the site will be created, with a host of pocket parks spread throughout the development.

Jim McIntyre, managing director of CALA Homes (West) said, “We are excited to bring to life our vision for Maidenhill which has been carefully considered throughout this process. We are committed to creating a development that complements and becomes an extension to neighbouring communities whilst meeting the housing need in Newton Mearns at the same time.

“Our experience and track record combined will deliver a new neighbourhood that will see significant long term investment in the area with the ultimate aim of creating a desirable development that is made for families to live, grow and lay down roots.”

Willie Burns, director of Taylor Wimpey West Scotland added, “Residents will enjoy plenty of open green space and new schools, as well as existing local amenities and we look forward to works commencing. Our first on-site priority will be to build roads and the framework to enable delivery of the new school located at the heart of the development, which is targeted to open in two years’ time.

“We’re looking forward to getting started and becoming more involved in the local community as Maidenhill progresses.”