Housebuilder submits plans for first Gavieside village homes

SPRINGFIELD Properties has announced it is making progress with its ambition to deliver a new 2,500 home village at Gavieside Farm, Livingston, after submitting plans for the first 502 homes to West Lothian Council.

After securing 400 acres of land just south west of Livingston last summer, the developers have been working on designs. The village plans comprise a mix of housing types, a new primary school, cafes and shops. Springfield said the application will also support the wider community towards the delivery of East Calder High School.

Springfield chief executive Innes Smith said, “Gavieside will include a wide range of homes – including affordable housing. There will be local shops, cafes, other business opportunities and a new primary school. We picture young couples buying their first flat at Gavieside, moving to a 3 or 4 bedroom home as their family grows, and then downsizing once their children have bought homes of their own with friends and family doing the same. We see local entrepreneurs opening independent cafes and shops and established businesses expanding to new premises – creating jobs and careers on people’s door steps. And we will create village greens, play parks and communal areas giving kids somewhere to play close to home.”