Green light for 132 new homes in Ratho Station

HOUSEBUILDER Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has secured a Resolution to Grant detailed planning permission to construct 132 new homes at West Mains in Ratho Station.

Situated on land off Hillwood Gardens, the 11.33-acre site is identified for housing in the adopted second Edinburgh Local Development Plan (LDP2).

Lauder Grove will deliver a range of different house types and there will also be a provision of 25% affordable homes. The roofs will all be fitted with photovoltaic panels to allow homeowners to generate some of their own electricity.

Taylor Wimpey revealed Section 75 discussions are ongoing with the City of Edinburgh Council, which when concluded will see the company make community contributions of over £1.8 million towards education and transport.

Pauline Mills, land & planning director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, said, “We are delighted to confirm that a Resolution to Grant detailed planning permission has been secured for our development of new homes at Lauder Grove in Ratho Station. Ultimately this will allow us to bring forward a development that offers buyers a great choice of new homes, and it also marks our commitment, investment and strong track record of delivering excellent quality developments of family homes across the local area. We will keep the local community informed of our next steps.”