Housebuilder to start work on 74-home Winchburgh development

CALA Homes (East) is to start work on the build of a new 74 home development after purchasing land as part of the Winchburgh development.

A collection of four and five-bedroom homes will be built at the eastern edge of the expanding West Lothian village, just 12 miles from Edinburgh city centre.

Surrounded by mature woodland and the Union Canal, the firm said the development will feature linear parks and access to an ‘abundance’ of green space – including pathways linking it to the new 85-acre Auldcathie District Park to the west.

The wider masterplan for the Winchburgh development will see the creation of a sustainable community of 3,800 homes – including 750 affordable homes – major investment in transport links, a school campus, a new canal marina, 40 acres of employment land and a new £6 million district park.

Gavin Pope, land director at CALA Homes (East), said, “With construction work at our Oakbank development now underway, we are looking forward to delivering our new homes within this location. The development offers a wide range of family homes which will benefit from the excellent amenity and environment that will be delivered as part of this very exciting placemaking development.”

John Hamilton, chief executive of Winchburgh Developments Limited, said, “Having a developer of CALA’s calibre as our next housing partner further emphasises the appeal of the lifestyle standards we are creating here. The delivery of the Winchburgh masterplan is moving on at pace, with landscaping work on Auldcathie District Park set to begin early next year, and construction of the new canal marina and schools’ campus well underway. The masterplan will also deliver improved transport links for Winchburgh, such as the new M9 junction, major investment in public transport and a new network of pedestrian and cycling paths that connect into the national cycling route.”