Permission granted for new Bargeddie housing development

Graeme Laing, planning director at Lambert Smith Hamilton

Planning permission has been granted for a new 160-home development at Glasgow Road, Bargeddie.

North Lanarkshire Council granted full planning permission to Ashfield Land and Taylor Wimpey for the 26-acre site, which will see the creation of three and four-bedroom detached and semi-detached properties.

Commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton acted on behalf of Ashfield Land and Taylor Wimpey in securing the full planning permission for the development.

The development is also to make “significant” investment towards educational improvements, including contributions towards the provision of a new primary school.

Work on the development is expected to begin in August.

Steven McGarva, director at Ashfield Land, said, “This has been an ambitious project especially as the land at Glasgow Road did not have any planning status when we purchased it. We have worked with Taylor Wimpey West Scotland and Lambert Smith Hampton to develop proposals that would not only satisfy the requirements of North Lanarkshire Council, but would also create an attractive and appealing place to live.”

Steven Andrew, technical director for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, commented, “We are delighted to have secured planning permission to develop the land at Glasgow Road, Bargeddie. North Lanarkshire has been an extremely popular choice for our customers and we look forward to commencing work later this year. Our focus is on delivering an extensive choice of high-quality new homes that will appeal to a wide range of buyers in and around Bargeddie.”

Graeme Laing, planning director at Lambert Smith Hampton, added, “North Lanarkshire Council was keen to strike a balance between delivering the housing that the area needs, enhancing existing local community facilities, and creating a development that would complement the local vernacular. Having unanimously supported our client’s planning application, they clearly feel our client’s development proposals were the perfect solution.

“The delivery of new homes is a priority across Scotland and this development, alongside the other 4,000 new homes that our Scottish planning team is currently advising on, are fundamental for future economic stability and growth.”