Almost 200 new homes to be constructed in Stepps

BARRATT Homes West Scotland and CALA Homes (West) have achieved planning consent from North Lanarkshire Council to create a new 199-home residential development in Stepps.

The Gateside Farm site, near the M80, will include 30 affordable homes as well as a new village green, active travel routes and a play park.

Economic impact analysis commissioned by Barratt and CALA estimated the development will cost £31 million to build and generate an additional £34 million of gross value added (GVA) over the four-year construction phase.

The project has also been tipped to secure 63 direct construction jobs annually – including four apprenticeships – and a further 84 jobs in the supply chain and wider local economy.

Proposals include a range of homes, from two bedroom-terraced housing to detached five-bedroom villas. The site was granted Planning Permission in Principle for up to 200 homes in 2018 and is allocated for housing development in the North Lanarkshire Modified Proposed Local Development Plan.

David Scott, MD of Barratt Homes West Scotland, said, “As a North Lanarkshire-based business, I’m extremely proud of the proposals for Stepps. Barratt has a strong track record in delivering high-quality homes across different tenures in North Lanarkshire, having built over 1300 homes across 18 sites in the last 10 years. This Stepps site forms part of our future commitment to building in the region and since details of the proposals were released, we have been inundated with enquiries for sales from young families in need of new homes in Stepps.”

Jim McIntyre, MD of Cala Homes (West), added, “Receiving the green light from North Lanarkshire Council is a very welcomed milestone, and signals an exciting step forward in our commitment to investment across the region. Our proposals include the contribution of £1.55 million towards educational provision across North Lanarkshire which will support capacity at both local primary and secondary school and we’re looking forward to working with local community groups as we work towards construction. The planning consent comes at an important time for the wider economy and will make a significant contribution towards recovery from the pandemic through the creation of job opportunities.”