Planning consent granted for 535 new homes in Glenboig

TAYLOR Wimpey West Scotland has received planning consent for the provision of 535 new homes through the development of land at the former Garnqueen Farm in Glenboig, North Lanarkshire.

The housebuilder explained that the 45.6-acre site is already identified for housing as part of a wider masterplan and benefits from having a Planning Permission in Principle, which was granted by North Lanarkshire Council in 2017.

The development will deliver a range of two and three-bedroom semi-detached homes, as well as four-bedroom detached homes in a variety of styles. The site integrates with the extension to the nature reserve, provides new footpath connections, a centralised area of open space and stone sculptures to represent the agricultural history.

Taylor Wimpey added that the design has also been granted ‘Building for Nature’ accreditation. The proposal includes several other benefits through a Section 75 Legal Agreement with North Lanarkshire Council which will see contributions towards education, road upgrades and play facilities.

Colin Blair, technical director for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland said, “Taylor Wimpey West Scotland is delighted to confirm that we have secured planning permission for the land off Main Street in Glenboig. As well as an impressive range of new homes, our development will provide a range of economic benefits for the local Glenboig area which will include jobs, as well as the attraction of new customers to local businesses.

“We believe this development will be a great addition to the local area and it also complements our other developments in North Lanarkshire. Our development of new homes in Glenboig will provide potential buyers’ access to a great place to call home that benefits from an exceptional range of local amenities.”